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Rajiv Gandhi Was 'India's Biggest Lyncher', Says SAD's Manjinder Singh Sirsa

Endorsing PM Modi's "bhrashtachari no. 1" remark against the late premier, Shiromani Akali Dal's Manjinder Singh Sirsa said Rajiv Gandhi was the only prime minister in the world who "organised lynching against a particular community".

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Updated:May 6, 2019, 12:04 AM IST
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Rajiv Gandhi Was 'India's Biggest Lyncher', Says SAD's Manjinder Singh Sirsa
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New Delhi: In remarks that could spark a row, Shiromani Akali Dal national spokesman Manjinder Singh Sirsa on Sunday said former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was "India's biggest lyncher".

Endorsing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "bhrashtachari no. 1" remark against the late premier, Sirsa said Gandhi was the only prime minister in the world who "organised lynching against a particular community".

"Prime minister Modi is right in saying that Rajiv Gandhi was corrupt number one, but he was also India's biggest lyncher," he said in a statement.

Sirsa alleged that Gandhi not only encouraged genocide against Sikhs but also "protected and rewarded" those who were involved in it.

He asked Congress chief Rahul Gandhi to clarify why he had not accepted that his party was guilty and why has he failed to express sympathy with the families of victims of the 1984 riots.

Addressing an election rally in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, Modi had targeted the former prime minister while attacking Congress president Rahul Gandhi and said, "Your father was termed Mr
Clean by his courtiers, but his life ended as bhrashtachari no 1."
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