Congress leaders Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar deserve a second chance, former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit told HT on Wednesday.
She said Sikhs in Delhi have supported the Congress despite the leaders being accused of involvement in the 1984 riots, which left over 3,000 of the community dead.
“They did not get tickets in the last two elections,” she said. Asked if they should get tickets this time round, she replied, “Yes.”
“We won the 1998 polls and two more elections after that and Sikhs supported us whole-heartedly. The opposition parties raise the issue of the 1984 riots whenever elections are going to happen in Delhi. I smell a conspiracy,” Dikshit, who was Delhi CM for a record three terms, said.