In a veiled dig at Congress leaders Mani Shankar Aiyar and Sam Pitroda, Modi said they were tasked by the party to take the responsibility for the poor poll show.
The 1984 anti-Sikh riots have been a sensitive issue for people of Punjab, mainly the Sikhs, and is likely to damage the Congress' prospects in the state that will go to the polls in the last phase.
Modi said in incidents like the Bhopal gas tragedy and scams like CWG, 2G spectrum and coal allocation happened under the watch of the Rahul Gandhi-led party, which brazenly says 'hua to hua'.
Satti said that the former PM had justified the 1984 anti-Sikh riots by allegedly saying that 'when a big tree falls, the earth shakes.'
Owaisi was reacting to Modi slamming Congress President Rahul Gandhi's advisor Sam Pitroda for his remark on the anti-Sikh riots.
Pitroda's comments expose Congress' mindset, Modi government punished anti-Sikh riots accused: Amit Shah
Amit Shah said several Congress governments at the Centre did little to go after those behind the communal violence.
Randeep Surjewala said the party continued to support the quest for justice and stern punishment for those found guilty in the anti-Sikh riots, as also the subsequent acts of violence.
The Congress chief said that the comment was completely 'out of line' and the party has distanced itself from the remarks.
Addressing his first rally in Punjab for the Lok Sabha polls, the PM also alleged that the Congress failed to stop the flow of water to Pakistan.
The BJP has demanded an apology from UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi over Pitroda's remarks.
In a series of tweets, Jaitley said it was a 'matter of disgrace' that the Congress party has 'no remorse' over the Sikh killings of 1984.
Prime Minister Modi slammed Congress and said that Sam Pitroda's words reflected the character and mentality and intentions of the grand old party.
Both the parties said that it exposes the Congress' anti-Sikh mentality and demanded that Congress President Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi should apologise for the statement.
The Indian Overseas Congress chief said that an atmosphere had been created where people do not believe in facts, but "lies" that are being promoted on social media.
The Congress leader said that the BJP which was voted to create jobs and 200 smart cities has failed to do anything.