The Congress’s move to include 1984 riots accused Jagdish Tytler in its committee for the Delhi municipal election has sparked a huge controversy.
“The Congress rubs salt on the wounds of Sikhs of 1984 carnage by inducting Jagdish Tytler in their Delhi State Election Committee. It shows they have no repentance of what Rajiv Gandhi and his team did in 1984,” tweeted BJP’s Delhi spokesperson RP Singh.
Jagdish Tytler, a former MP and former Union Minister, has been named in the committee that will decide on candidates for the December 4 municipal election in Delhi.
Jagdish Tytler has been accused of leading mobs against Sikhs in the riots that followed then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination by her Sikh bodyguards in November, 1984.
The Congress has faced criticism multiple times over the former Union Minister’s presence at its events, often in the front row.
Polling for the 250 wards will take place on December 4 and the results will be announced on December 7.