Congress leader Rahul Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted a tweet saying lynching was completely unheard of before 2014.
However, Bharatiya Janata Party Amit Malviya was quick to remind Gandhi of the deeds of his father Rajiv Gandhi who not only presided over the worst ever mob lynching in the history of independent India but even justified it.
In a clip shared by Amit Malaviya, Rajiv Gandhi could be heard justifying the Sikh pogrom of 1984 which killed 3,000 Sikhs. Rajiv Gandhi stood in front of a crowd on a stage and said that one must remember Indira Gandhi.
“We must remember why she was killed. We have to remember who all could have been behind her. When she was killed then there were some riots. We know that the people of India were angry and for some days people thought that India has shaken. But whenever a big tree falls, the ground shakes a little,” he said to an applauding crowd.
What’s even more unfortunate is Congress has always favoured their leader Sajjan Kumar, who has been convicted of murder and rioting during the 1984 riots. The honourable court was to that Sajjan Kumar was not only a “participant of the riotous mob but had also led it.” Later, Sajjan Kumar as given a ticket by Congress in 1991. He also won the 2004 general elections on Congress ticket from Outer Delhi. Instead of a fallout on lynching, Sajjan Kumar was rewarded by Congress
Jagdish Tytler was another Congress leader who was accused of leading the mob in 1984. And now the head of Punjab Congress state unit, Navjot Singh Sidhu wants Taliban-style public hanging of those accused of sacrilege.
In the case of two lynchings in Punjab, where his Congress party is in power, Rahul Gandhi hasn’t uttered a word on mob lynching of two individuals but instead condemned the alleged sacrilege incidents.
Amit Malviya wasn’t the one to let go of the moment as he reminded periodic lynchings during Congress rule of decades.
That’s not all. When journalists tried to draw his attention towards the tragic lynchings in Punjab,Rahul Gandhi got irritated and slammed the journalist thus: “Sarkar Ki Dalali Mat Kijiye (Stop doing Centre’s bidding..”
The incident happened during a protest march taken by the Opposition MPs in the Capital, demanding suspension of Minister of State, home, Ajay Kumar Teni over Lakhimpur Kheri incident.