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Strip Rajiv Gandhi of Bharat Ratna, says HS Phoolka

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AAP leader and senior Supreme Court advocate HS Phoolka Saturday said the Centre should withdraw the Bharat Ratna conferred on former PM late Rajiv Gandhi as “he justified anti-Sikh 1984 riots.” 

Referring to Gandhi’s statement on assassination of his mother Indira Gandhi, which triggered riots in 1984- ‘Whenever a big tree falls, the earth shakes’- Phoolka said, “Rajiv Gandhi in his first speech after the massacre of Sikhs justified the killings by making this statement. Such a PM doesn’t deserve to be given Bharat Ratna.”

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