New Delhi: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday justified Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement on former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi by stating that the late PM had supported the killing of Sikhs in the 1984 riots.
“What Prime Minister Modi said is correct, after the 1984 riots in which Sikhs were massacred had not Rajiv Gandhi supported it? He had said, ‘when big trees fall the earth shakes’,” Javadekar said at a press conference here.
On Saturday, PM Modi while addressing an election rally in Uttar Pradesh said, the life of Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s father Rajiv Gandhi ended as ‘Bhrashtachari number 1.’
“Your father was termed ‘Mr Clean’ by his courtiers, but his life ended as ‘Bhrashtachari Number 1,’ Modi had said.
Javadekar also accused Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of abusing PM Modi after he spoke the truth about the former PM.
“Yesterday as soon as the Prime Minister told the truth about Gandhi family and especially Rajiv Gandhiji, the brother-sister duo started abusing him. For a full year, they called an honest Prime Minister a thief, now they call him Hitler, Merchant of Death. It is the truth being spoken which forces them to indulge in abusive politics,” he said.
Javadekar asserted that dynasts of the Congress were afraid of the truth and that is why the Congress president had tried to falsely accuse Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of corruption in Rafale deal.
“The dynasts are afraid of the truth. Rahul Gandhi tried to falsely accuse us in the Rafale deal for a full year but failed miserably. They are worried that BJP’s record is cleaner than theirs,” he said.