New Delhi: The Congress dissociated Sam Pitroda, the Chief of Overseas Congress and an adviser to Raul Gandhi over his remark on 1984 Sikh riot. On Friday, the Congress President Rahul Gandhi dismissed the comment made by Pitroda over Sikh riot as absolutely irrelevant and he should seek apology over the remark. Rahul said “Pitroda’s comment on Sikh riot was completely out of line and he should apologise”.
Pitroda said “So what, they happened” when asked about the Sikh riot by the journalist in Himachal Pradesh. The congress President discarded the comment made by Pitroda and said that Congress explicitly made its stand that what happened in 1984 was a terrible tragedy that should not have happened. Mr Gandhi said,” we all have made our position very clear and that is the 1984 happenings were a terrible tragedy and should never have happened”. He said that former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former Congress President Sonia Gandhi have already apologized over the remark made by Pitroda.
Meanwhile Prime Minister said that the comment made by Pitroda showed “the character and arrogance” of the Congress party. Pitroda accused BJP to have distorted the words he made in Hindi and thereby to cause division in the party.