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Congress equally responsible for 1984,1989 riots: Nitish Kumar

Patna: The Congress was responsible for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi and the 1989 riots in Bhagalpur, while the BJP is to be blamed for the 2002 Gujarat riots, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
IANS January 29, 2014 10:44 IST
IANS
Patna: The Congress was responsible for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi and the 1989 riots in Bhagalpur, while the BJP is to be blamed for the 2002 Gujarat riots, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said Tuesday.

"There is no dispute and it is a fact that the Congress was responsible for the anti-Sikh riots in Delhi and communal riots in Bhagalpur in Bihar, and the Bharatiya Janata Party was responsible for the Gujarat riots," Nitish Kumar told media persons here.

Nitish Kumar also criticised the likely alliance of the Congress with Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal and Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party for the Lok Sabha polls.

"Congress lost face in Bihar after the Bhagalpur riots and its decline began then. After the RJD led by Lalu came to power after the riots, he also failed to do anything for the riot victims," the chief minister said.