1984 riots: AAP for probe against Kamal Nath
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday demanded a probe against Congress leader Kamal Nath over his alleged role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Addressing the media, AAP leader H.S. Phoolka said Kamal Nath himself had admitted in his affidavit that he was present at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj in the heart of Delhi when a mob attacked it and killed two Sikhs.
“Kamal Nath is responsible for this and police should ask him who were the people who had assembled unlawfully. He was the leader and controlling them,” Phoolka said.
“Kamal Nath still hasn’t been questioned over this. This is a mockery of the law.”
The Aam Aadmi Party also questioned the links of other Congress leaders with the riots that followed the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by two of her Sikh bodyguards.
The violence left over 3,000 Sikhs dead, almost all of them in Delhi.
AAP MLA Jarnail Singh wanted to know why Congress leader Sajjan Kumar was still with the Congress if, as party leader Amarinder Singh says, that he was one of the accused in the riots.
“Why is Jagdish Tytler a member of CWC? The Congress will have to give clarification for this as well. Removing Kamal Nath from general-secretary’s post will not be the end of this matter,” Jarnail Singh said.
Kamal Nath was on Wednesday relieved from the post of the general secretary in-charge of the upcoming elections in Punjab after he made a request to party president Sonia Gandhi.
AAP leader Dilip Pandey said the Congress had to act on Kamal Nath due to constant pressure.