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BJP gets a poll plank in Tytler

The Bharatiya Janata Party is planning to start a mass movement holding rallies across the city to protest against the CBI verdict. The party’s Delhi leaders strongly denounced the CBI verdict exonerating Tytler at a press conference on Thursday.

delhi Updated: Apr 03, 2009 01:02 IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party is planning to start a mass movement holding rallies across the city to protest against the CBI verdict. The party’s Delhi leaders strongly denounced the CBI verdict exonerating Tytler at a press conference on Thursday.

“The Congress is just using the CBI as a tool to further its own political interest before the elections. Over 3,000 Sikhs were killed in Delhi in 1984. But till date not even one accused has been brought to book. This despite the fact that the Nanavati Commission found them guilty,” said V K Malhotra, Leader of the Opposition in Delhi Assembly.

“BJP supporters are holding special prayer meetings today evening in Tilak Nagar, Shiv Nagar and Rajinder Nagar areas to condemn the judgment,” said R P Singh, general secretary, Delhi State BJP.

Singh added, “Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had, in September 2005, apologised to the Sikh community for the 1984 riots. And now his own party has decided to field two of the main accused in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots — Tytler and Sajjan Kumar — from Delhi. It’s a party of hypocrites.”

The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) has threatened that five of its members would immolate themselves outside Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s house on Friday.

“Five of our members, including me, have decided to immolate ourselves on April 3, if Tytler is given a clean chit,” Kuldeep Singh Bhogal, member, SGPC.