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Ex-PM Manmohan Singh stirs row, shares stage with 1984 riots accused Sajjan Kumar

Ex-PM Manmohan Singh stirs row, shares stage with 1984 riots accused Sajjan Kumar

New Delhi, Oct 7 (UNI) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stirred a fresh row on Saturday by sharing stage with 1984 riots accused Sajjan Kumar. Kumar, a Congress leader himself, was one of the key accused in the 1984 riots where 3,000 Sikhs were killed, mostly in Delhi, following assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by two of her Sikh bodyguards. A video allegedly showing Manmohan Singh sharing stage with Sajjan Kumar, along with several others is going viral in social media. In 2013, Kumar was acquitted in a related case by a Delhi court. In 2016, Kumar got anticipatory bail in another case related to the 1984 riots, where he was accused of instigating a mob to kill two Sikhs in Janakpuri locality of the National Capital. The BJP reacted to the incident expressing surprise as to why the former Prime Minister was so indiscreet about sharing dias with the kind of people he did today. 'Given the gravity of 1984 riots, with justice still to be done, we wonder whether this thought crossed Dr Singh's mind while sharing dias with a person who is considered involved in one of the most heinous crimes in Indian history,' senior BJP leader Nalin Kohli said. UNI JPG AE 1856

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From tinsel town to cricket, all pay homage to Vajpayee

16 Aug 2018 | 11:27 PM

New Delhi, Aug 16 (UNI) Indian film fraternity and leading sportspersons on Thursday condoled the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying he was a visionary leader the nation will always remember.

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Prez, PM, Pranab, Manmohan, Sonia pay tributes to Vajpayee

16 Aug 2018 | 10:35 PM

New Delhi, Aug 16 (UNI) President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Senior BJP leader L K Advani, former President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi were among those who paid tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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Sheikh Hasina, Pak Govt condole Vajpayee's demise

16 Aug 2018 | 10:29 PM

New Delhi, Aug 16 (UNI) Pakistan on Thursday condoled the passing away of former Prime Minisyer Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said the deceased leader had contributed to bring change in Indo-Pak relations.

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Vajpayee was brightest star in political sky: Sumitra Mahajan

Vajpayee was brightest star in political sky: Sumitra Mahajan

16 Aug 2018 | 10:05 PM

New Delhi, Aug 16 (UNI) Describing former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as the brightest star of the Indian political sky, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday said that even Opposition also held high respect for him.

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Vajpayee leaves rich legacy, last rites at 1600 hours on Friday

Vajpayee leaves rich legacy, last rites at 1600 hours on Friday

16 Aug 2018 | 9:02 PM

New Delhi, Aug 16 (UNI) The last rites of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be
held on Friday near Raj Ghat, BJP president Amit Shah announced here on Thursday.

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