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BJP seeks Congress apology over Sajjan Kumar’s case transfer plea

The BJP has sought an apology from Sonia Gandhi over an application moved by party leader Sajjan Kumar in the Delhi High Court to transfer a case against him relating to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots...

By: | New Delhi | Published: September 20, 2016 1:58 PM
"Sajjan Kumar is a senior Congress leader and he could not have moved this application of distrust against a Sikh judge without party's consent. (AP) “Sajjan Kumar is a senior Congress leader and he could not have moved this application of distrust against a Sikh judge without party’s consent. (AP)

The BJP has sought an apology from Congress President Sonia Gandhi over an application moved by party leader Sajjan Kumar in the Delhi High Court to transfer a case against him relating to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots as one of the judges on the bench hearing the case is a Sikh.

“Sajjan Kumar is a senior Congress leader and he could not have moved this application of distrust against a Sikh judge without party’s consent.

Hence, the Congress party should appologise to the Sikh community or expel Sajjan Kumar from the party,” BJP National Secretary Sardar R.P. Singh said.

Although the High Court dismissed Kumar’s application, the fact remains that Sajjan Kumar distrusts Sikhs as a community, Singh said.

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