1. Digvijay Singh questions role of RSS activists in 1984 anti-Sikh riots

Digvijay Singh questions role of RSS activists in 1984 anti-Sikh riots

Digvijay Singh on Sunday alleged involvement of RSS activists in 1984 anti-Sikh riots and questioned why there has been silence on the issue.

By: | Bengaluru | Updated: February 2, 2015 9:15 AM
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Digvijay Singh said that he thinks whatever has to be done or whoever has to be punished is being done in that respect. PTI

With a fresh probe likely into 1984 anti-Sikh riots of Delhi in which Congress leaders had faced trial, Digvijay Singh on Sunday alleged involvement of RSS activists into the violence and questioned why there has been silence on the issue.

“We are all very sad and condemn the Sikh riots, but I think this issue has been investigated, people who had been investigated have stood the trial of court; and I think whatever has to be done, whoever has to be punished, has been punished,” Singh told reporters here.

“But one aspect of the Sikh riots, media and the others have been very silent also is the role of the RSS activists in the Sikh riots,” he added.

A fresh probe is likely with a government-appointed committee recommending constitution of an SIT, a move seen by Congress as an attempt to woo voters ahead of polls in Delhi.

On Jayanthi Natarajan’s resignation and her allegations against Rahul Gandhi, Singh said, “Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, both as senior political leaders, have been extremely sensitive to the cause of forest and environment and the tribal rights.

“They have brought it to the notice of Forest and Environment Ministry not only when Jayanthi Natarajan was there as minister but earlier also.”

“From Indira Gandhi’s time when she enacted the Forest Conservation Act, the Congress party is extremely sensitive to the issues of forest and environment, conservation of forest and the tribal rights.”

“It is unfortunate that Jayanthi Natarajan has now come out levelling charges against Rahul Gandhi,” he said.

Natarajan quit Congress after slamming Rahul saying that she followed his direction on green nod to projects but was ‘vilified, humiliated and sidelined’ by central leadership.

Pointing out that ex-servicemen held demonstrations in Delhi today seeking implementation of ‘One Rank, One Pension’, Singh said the Congress would raise the issue in Parliament demanding its implementation.

On talks with Congress’ state leadership, Singh, in-charge of state party affairs, said the party would be completing two years in government soon.

“… a mid-course appraisal party has to do so that we prepare ourselves and strategise to meet the challenges of communal forces during 2018 assembly elections.”

On Cabinet reshuffle, he said it was the Chief Minister’s right.”…I think whenever he wants to reshuffle his Cabinet, he is free to do that.

On demand for Deputy Chief Minister, he said “this is absolutely in the hands of the Chief Minister, as far as the AICC is concerned we don’t interfere in it.”

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  1. N
    Feb 2, 2015 at 11:43 am
    tommorrow digivijay will say rss involved in middle east violence. Most crazy person ever seen in history.
    1. M
      Mangoman New
      Feb 2, 2015 at 12:41 pm
      Cong Leader Digvijay Singh is going by the rumor mill theory to say that there was an alleged involvement of RSS in killing Sikhs in 1984 , Do you remember, some s spread the rumor that Nehru was in the know of killing Mahatma hi, and he kept silence becoz Nehru knew that in future satisfying Mahatma in his Governance as PM is going to be a problem , ( Mahatma may go on Fast against Nehruvian Policies at any time ), Do you expect any Indian to believe this falsehood ?? Digvijay Sahab should look at 1984 without prejudice.

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