1984 riots, Emergency showed Cong’s morality, Pragya reacts to demand for Shah's resignation

1984 riots, Emergency showed Cong’s morality, Pragya reacts to demand for Shah's resignation

Mumbai, February 27

BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur on Thursday reminded the Congress about the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and Emergency after the main opposition party demanded Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s resignation over the violence in Delhi.

Seeking to know the basis on which the Congress had demanded Shah’s resignation, she said the party’s morality was evident during the anti-Sikh riots and the 1975-77 Emergency.

Thakur also accused the Congress of orchestrating the violence in Delhi.

The Bhopal MP was talking to reporters after appearing in a special NIA court here in connection with the 2008 Malegaon blast case, in which she is one of the accused.

“How much morality they have had become clear during the 1984 riots and Emergency,” she said in response to a question over Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s demand for Shah’s resignation over the violence in Delhi, which has so far claimed 34 lives.

“This entire thing (violence) is orchestrated by them and they are asking for the resignation. There is no morality left in them. On what basis are they seeking the resignation?” she asked.

Sonia Gandhi had on Wednesday held the Central and the Delhi governments responsible for the communal violence in the city and demanded Shah’s resignation. She had also alleged that there was a “well-planned” conspiracy behind the violence.

“The BJP has never done anything against the country. It has not indulged in any activity which is not in the interest of the country and never will,” Thakur said.

“The entire country knows that the decisions taken by the party (BJP) in Parliament are in the interest of the country and meant to make it stronger,” she added. PTI

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