‘Hua so Hua’ Sums up Congress’ Arrogance: Modi Slams 1984 Remark

In response, Sam Pitroda has accused the BJP of “twisting his words and distorting facts.”

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, 10 May, hit out at Congress' overseas chief Sam Pitroda for his "hua so hua" (what’s done is done) comment on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Addressing a rally in Haryana’s Rohtak, PM Modi said the words uttered by the senior Congress leader reflected the mentality and arrogance of the party as they have “no value for human life.”

“This reflects Congress’ mentality. They have done this for years. Rajiv Gandhi had said when a big tree falls earth shakes. They even made Kamal Nath in charge of Punjab and then made him Madhya Pradesh CM. So don’t take this as an individual’s statement.”
PM Narendra Modi

Continuing the verbal lashes against Pitroda, PM Modi after the rally interacted with new agency ANI and further said that the arrogance of the Congress party resulted in their victory over just 44 seats during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

‘Hua so Hua’

Pitroda, while responding to the BJP’s claim that the 1984 anti-SIkh riots happened on the orders of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, had reportedly said: “’84 mein hua so hua.” (Whatever happened in ‘84, happened.)

The BJP is protesting outside Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s residence over the remark. Bharatiya Janata Party on 9 May has also demanded an apology.

‘BJP Twisting My Words’

In response, Sam Pitroda, earlier on Friday accused the BJP of "twisting his words and distorting facts" on the “what happened, happened” 1984 remarks.

He tweeted, “I have noticed how BJP is again twisting three words from my interview to distort facts, divide us and hide their failures. Sad that they have nothing positive to offer.”

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also questioned whether the Congress President will remove his "Guru" (teacher) from the party and said that Pitroda's remarks are reflective of the lack of remorse on the part of Congress Party with respect to the 1984 genocide.

BJP chief Amit Shah too condemned Pitroda’s comments and said that the country will “never forgive” Congress’ “sins”. Moreover, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said Pitroda has made a very "irresponsible" statement about the riots and demanded apology from Rahul and Sonia Gandhi.

Over 3,000 people were killed after the assassination of former prime minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards on 31 October, 1984. Several Congress leaders were accused of orchestrating the targeted attacks on Sikhs.

(With inputs from ANI)

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