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Modi invokes 1984 anti-Sikh riots as he campaigns in Bihar

Narendra Modi on Monday (November 2) raked up the 1984 anti-Sikh riots saying it should hang its head in shame for the carnage instead of doing the “drama” of lecturing the NDA government.

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In a stinging counter-attack on Congress for raising the issue of “intolerance”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today raked up the 1984 anti-Sikh riots saying it should hang its head in shame for the carnage instead of doing the “drama” of lecturing the NDA government.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi garlanded during an election rally in Darbhanga on Monday (November 2).

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Narendra Modi said: “Today is November 2. Do you recall 1984? Lakhs of Sikhs were massacred in Delhi and across India on the second, third and fourth day of Indira Gandhi’s killing in which serious allegations were made against Congress and its leaders. Today, on the same day, Congress party is giving lecture on the issue of tolerance. ‘Doob maro, doob maro’. This does not behove you."

Narendra Modi with Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and others wave to supporters during an election rally in Darbhanga.

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The remarks of Modi came as the Congress top leadership decided to meet President Pranab Mukherjee to raise the issue of “intolerance”. It also came a day after Congress President Sonia Gandhi voiced concern on the issue at a function in the national capital and vowed to fight the “diabolical design” of divisive forces to spread hatred, which posed a threat to the unity of the country.

BJP MP Kirti Azad presenting memento to Narendra Modi during an election rally in Darbhanga.

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Taking a dig, Modi “thanked” Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad for giving 40 seats to Congress saying these seats will easily come in BJP’s kitty.

Narendra Modi with Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh during an election rally in Darbhanga.

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The Prime Minister also held that Nitish Kumar’s rise in the state politics was due to “blessings” of the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and people voted for him as they were desperate to get rid of ‘jungle raj’.

Garlanded Narendra Modi smiles during an election rally in Darbhanga.

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Narendra Modi, Ravi Shankar Prasad and others wave to supporters during election rally in Darbhanga.