Date: 26 Mar 2009


Cong should be ashamed for ‘anti-Sikh acts’: Maneka

Posted: Mar 26, 2009 at 1720 hrs IST

New Delhi Breaking her silence over her son's alleged hate speech, Varun Gandhi's mother and former Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Thursday attacked the Congress, saying the party was taking up the case to ‘conceal’ its ‘anti-Sikh acts’. 
"It has become empirical for Congress to show such tapes (of hate speeches) to conceal their anti-Sikh acts," Gandhi told a regional news channel. 

"It is the Congress which should be ashamed for giving party tickets to people involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots," she added. 

Apart from the CD portraying Varun Gandhi speaking against the Muslim community, another clip was submitted to the Election Commission by Congress which depicted Varun Gandhi speaking against Sikh community as well. 

"The Election Commission has dismissed the tape as a fake one, Varun has not spoken anything like that," Gandhi claimed. 

"I am proud of being a Sikh. Sikhism was founded to defend Hindus and there is hardly any difference between a Sikh and a Hindu," the estranged Nehru-Gandhi family member said.