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SAD raises issue of Jagdish Tytler sting on’1984 riots

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Published : Feb 8, 2018, 2:18 am IST
Updated : Feb 8, 2018, 2:18 am IST

Raising the issue, SAD MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa placed a CD of the alleged sting in the House.

Jagdish Tytler
 Jagdish Tytler

New Delhi: The alleged sting of Congress leader Jagdish Tytler on ‘killing’ 100 Sikhs in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots was raised by the members of the Shiromani Akali Dal SAD in the Rajya Sabha during the Zero Hour.

Raising the issue, SAD MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa placed a CD of the alleged sting in the House. Mr Dhindsa’s notice under the Rule 267 was converted into a Zero Hour submission by Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu. The Rule 267 provides for suspension of business of the day to take up discussion on the given notice. The Zero Hour allows members to raise issues concerning people.

Mr Dhindsa said that new evidence has emerged in which the Congress leader is ‘confessing’ to his involvement in the anti-Sikh riots that took place in 1984. However, the Rajya Sabha Chairman ruled that the names taken by Mr Dhindsa would not go on record of the House. Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjit Singh GK had on Monday released a video of an alleged sting operation recorded in 2011, which, he said, was received by him from an unknown man on February 3.

The Congress leaders objected and said as the matter is sub judice and the court has already taken cognisance, there was no need of the issue. The party leaders further asked Mr Dhindsa to authenticate the alleged sting CD.

The Chairman said he asked the MP to authenticate it and now he was willing to do so and place it on the table of the House. Mr Dhindsa also mentioned the remark of a former Congress Prime Minister during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in New Delhi. This led to protests by the Congress and the Chairman then ruled that the references to the former Prime Minister should be removed from the records. 

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