Will Rahul oust his 'guru' Pitroda for anti-Sikh remark, asks Arun Jaitley

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.

Published: 10th May 2019 06:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th May 2019 06:01 PM   |  A+A-

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (File Photo | PTI)


NEW DELHI: Attacking Congress party over Sam Pitroda's reported remarks on 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Friday said it was a matter of disgrace that the party did not have any remorse, and wondered if Rahul Gandhi would "oust his Guru" for the remark.

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.

"Sam Pitroda's 'Hua to Hua' reaction to the 1984 Sikh killings is reflective of the lack of remorse on the part of Congress Party with respect to the 1984 genocide.

Will the Congress President oust his 'Guru', who rubbishes the genocide of India's most patriotic community in 1984?" Jaitley said.


Addressing a election rally in Haryana Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi too slammed the Congress for Pitroda's remarks on the anti-Sikh riots.

"Congress, which ruled for a maximum period, has been insensitive and that is reflected by the three words spoken yesterday. These words have not been spoken just like that, these words are character and mentality and intentions of the Congress.

"And which were these words, these were 'hua to hua'," said Modi referring to Pitroda's remarks made on Thursday on anti-Sikh riots of 1984.

Pitroda, Modi said, is very close to Gandhi family and "very good friend" of Rajiv Gandhi and "Guru of Congress 'naamdar' (dynast) president" Rahul Gandhi.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp