HYDERABAD — AIMIM chief and the Member of Parliament from Hyderabad Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday reminded Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the 2002 Gujarat riots after the latter called the 1984 anti-Sikh riots a “horrendous genocide”.
Reacting to Modi slamming Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s advisor Sam Pitroda for his remark on the anti-Sikh riots, Owaisi asked Modi what would he call the Gujarat riots.
“Sir @PMOIndia so where the 2002 pogrom which happened under your tenure as CM and you failed in your constitutional oath to protect human beings,” Owaisi tweeted.
Sir @PMOIndia so where the 2002 pogrom which happened under your tenure as CM & you FAILED in your constitutional oath to protect human beings,accused won elections in 84&2002
PM Modi slams Pitroda's remark, calls 1984 riots a 'horrendous genocide' https://t.co/Fm8XzoJJxh
— Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) May 10, 2019
The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President pointed out that the accused in both the riots in 1984 and 2002 won the elections, reports IANS.
On Thursday, Indian Oversees Congress chief Pitroda had courted controversy by brushing off the 1984 anti-Sikh riots by saying, “hua toh hua” (it just happened).
Pitroda, however, apologised for his remarks on 1984 riots on Friday after the Congress chief Rahul Gandhi disliked it saying these (remarks) were completely out of line and he should apologise. Pitroda’s remarks also drew sharp criticism from BJP and Sikh leaders.