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Riots sad but PM has apologised: Tewari

chandigarh Updated: Jan 30, 2014 19:39 IST
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After Rahul Gandhi's speaking on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in a rare television interview, the government on Friday attempted damage control by saying the episode was "extremely sad and unfortunate" but Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had apologised several times for it already.

"The PM has apologised both in Parliament and outside," union minister of state for information and broadcasting Manish Tewari told reporters here. He excused himself from commenting further on the riots on the pretext that the matter was sub judice.

"The UPA (United Progressive Alliance) government has always been sympathetic to the victims," the minister said, however, amid a raging controversy over Rahul's saying that some Congressmen might have been involved in the riots that followed the assassination of prime minister Indira Gandhi and that the regime of Rajiv Gandhi had tried to stop those after taking over.