Rahul Gandhi said that I have a lot of respect for the Sikh community.

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Rahul Gandhi’s remarks came against the backdrop of Punjab’s opposition parties targeting the Congress and demanding an apology from it for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said he has immense respect for the Sikh community and India would not have been what it is today without the community’s contribution. Rahul Gandhi’s remarks came against the backdrop of Punjab’s opposition parties targeting the Congress and demanding an apology from it for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Parties like the Shiromani Akali Dal are questioning Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Punjab and demanding an apology from him for Operation Bluestar in 1984 and the anti-Sikh riots a few months later.

When asked about this, Rahul Gandhi said that former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had put his and the party’s stand clearly in Parliament. Addressing a press conference on the sidelines of “Bharat Jodo Yatra”, Rahul Gandhi said, “Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi has also done the same and I fully support (former) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ji and Sonia Gandhi ji.” I support I have also put my stand very clearly in the past.

When asked if his visit to Punjab seemed to be an attempt at ‘reconciliation’, he said, “I have affection for the people of Punjab and I would like to go further and say that my love and affection extend to the people of Punjab and especially towards the Sikh community. That’s why reconciliation is a small word. “The Congress MP said,” I have love and affection for the people of this state and I have a lot of respect for the Sikh community for what they have done and what they are doing for the future. Is.”

He said, “It is an emotional statement. I believe that India would not have been India if it had not been for the Sikh community. You have played a central role in many cases. You are the backbone of this country… I respect it a lot.” Regarding the defeat of the Congress in the last assembly elections, Rahul Gandhi said that his party lost because of the anti-incumbency wave. “There were some issues among the leadership but they were solvable and these issues will not remain in the days to come,” he said. There is no such problem and everyone is walking along.

Rahul said it should be accepted that there was an anti-incumbency wave against the previous Congress government in Punjab. “It is a fact that resulted in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) winning the elections. But I believe now the anti-incumbency wave against Congress is over…and I think Congress will easily form the next government here. Failed to provide direction.

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