Video: Arun Jaitley's effort at deflating Congress celebrations is answered by Sibbal's sarcasm
Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley's comment on Kamal Nath was opposed with equal force by senior Congress leader Kapil Sibbal. The Sikh riots was equated with the Gujarat riots
New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Dec 17: This is life, where goods things happen, but with a pinch of salt. Who will understand this better than Congress where its leaders are taking oath in three states. This day of celebration came after a very long time. But the celebrations had just begun when the news of senior Congress leader Sajjan being convicted in the anti-Sikh riots of 1984 case came in.The Congress has invited leaders from across the political spectrum for the swearing-in ceremony of party stalwart Kamal Nath taking charge as chief minister of Madhya Pradesh on December 17.But celebrations may not have the same fervour and BJP leader Arun Jaitley has ensured this.Commenting on Sajjan Kumar's conviction in 1984 anti-Sikh riots Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, "Ye vidambna hai ki ye aaya uss din hai ki jab Sikh samaj jis doosre neta ko doshi maanta hai, Congress ussey mukhyamantri ki shapath dila rahi hai. (This is a strange coincidence that this verdict has come on the day when the Congress is ready to crown its leader whom the Sikh community holds guilty as well). This was a direct comment on Madhya Pradesh CM-designate Kamal Nath, whose name is often dragged in the anti-Sikh riots.Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal has reacted to this saying that the world knows who was behind the Gujarat Riot accused Maya Kodnani. The CM during the Gujarat Riots is today the PM of the country; the hint towards PM Narendra Modi was too obvious.
Nath, a nine-time MP from Chhindwara seat and currently president of state Congress unit, will take oath at a grand function to be held at Jamboree Maidan in BHEL area here instead of Lal Parade Ground as announced earlier.
Earlier in the day people greeted Chief Minister-designate Kamal Nath outside his residence in Bhopal. He is expected to be sworn-in at around 1:15 pm.To this, Congress has reacted sharply. Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibbal has reacted saying that BJP needs to recall who was behind Maya Kodnani during the Gujarat Riot. Hitting out at PM Narendra Modi, Sibal said during the riots the man who was the CM then is the PM of the country today.