Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) senior leader HS Phoolka on Sunday accused Congress poll strategist Prashant Kishor of asking him through mediator how the Congress could handle the 1984 anti-Sikh-riots issue in its manifesto for the 2017 assembly elections.
Kishor was quick to send a rebuttal on Twitter, asking Phoolka to present proof or apologise. Phoolka then tweeted the allegations and even issued a press statement on what the Congress should do. “Being a lawyer for the victims, it is my duty to advise anyone who wants to get them justice,” said Phoolka.
His suggestions to the Congress included an apology from Punjab party president Captain Amarinder Singh for giving a clean chit to main accused Jagdish Tytler; a disclosure from Sonia Gandhi on what happened in her house on November 1 and 2, 1984, and an apology from Rahul Gandhi on his father’s comment: “When a big tree falls, earth shakes.”
He asked the Congress to reveal who distributed inflammable powder to the mob and “ordered police to spare those who killed Sikhs but book Sikhs who defended their families”.