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Ajay Maken demands Kejriwal’s apology over proposal to withdraw Bharat Ratna of Rajiv Gandhi

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Ajay Maken hit back at Arvind Kejriwal saying that the party chief should apologize for a proposal to withdraw Bharat Ratna from Rajiv Gandhi.

 

New Delhi| Senior Congress leader and party’s Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken slammed the Aam Admi Party government and even demanded party chief Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation for the row over former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s Bharat Ratna.

On Friday, Delhi assembly passed the resolution citing Rajiv Gandhi’s failure to curb violence during 1984 Anti-Sikh riots. Reportedly, the resolution was moved by AAP MLA Jarnail Singh was passed by a voice vote in the House. However, Jarnail Singh later clarified that proposal of withdrawal of Bharat Ratna of Rajiv Gandhi wasn’t a part of the original resolution. He said, “It was my feeling and I said it. Technically it wasn’t in the notice.”

However, Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken hit back at Arvind Kejriwal saying that the party chief should apologize for such a proposal. He further demanded the portion to be expunged from the assembly’s proceedings. He said, “Rajiv Gandhi sacrificed his life for the country. Not even BJP has ever demanded to take back Bharat Ratna from him. Kejriwal should apologise and this portion of the resolution should be expunged from the assembly’s proceedings.”

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