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Phoolka claims that Prashant Kishor contacted him, I-PAC dismisses claim as ‘canard’

Anti-Sikh Riots Lawyer And AAP Leader H S Phoolka Today Claimed That Poll Strategist Prashant Kishor, Who Has Been Helping The Congress In Punjab, Contacted Him To Seek Suggestions On The Issue Of Justice To The Sikhs, Kishor’s Organisation I-PAC, However, Dismissed The Claims As “canard'.

PTI | Updated on: 02 May 2016, 08:49:36 AM

New Delhi:

Anti-Sikh riots lawyer and AAP leader H S Phoolka today claimed that poll strategist Prashant Kishor, who has been helping the Congress in Punjab, contacted him to seek suggestions on the issue of justice to the Sikhs, Kishor’s organisation I-PAC, however, dismissed the claims as “canard”.

Maintaining that Kishor wanted his suggestions to “incorporate” it in Congress manifesto, the noted lawyer trained guns on the Congress leadership on the issue.

Before giving any suggestions, Phoolka said the Congress should come out clean on the “genocide of the Sikhs”.

“Prashant Kishor contacted H S Phoolka and wanted to have a meeting with him. When Mr Phoolka declined to have a meeting and even refused to meet his mediator, the mediator sent an SMS to Mr Phoolka that Prashant Kishor wants Mr Phoolka’s suggestions on the issue of ‘justice to the Sikhs’ for incorporating the same into the Congress manifesto,” the lawyer claimed in a Facebook post.

When contacted Prashant Kishor, he was unavailable for comment.

Prashant Kishor’s organisation I-PAC however, dismissed he claim as complete farce and canard. “PK contacting

@hsphoolka is complete farce and typical AAP canard. We challenge him to present proof else apologise for this publicity stunt,” I-PAC tweeted

In his “suggestions” to Kishor, which Phoolka “chose to” give through the “media”, the lawyer said Capt Amarinder Singh, Congress’ Chief Ministerial candidate in the state, should apologise to the victims for giving a clean chit to Jagdish Tytler and should ensure that henceforth he will support the victims in their struggle for justice.

“Mrs Sonia Gandhi should disclose what all transpired in their house on November 1 and 2, 1984 when one Sikh was killed every minute within the radius of 5 kms of her residence and over 4000 sikhs were killed in a span of 48 hours.

“She should disclose who was the main conspirator for these killings,” the Facebook post said, adding the Congress President should also “apologise” for the remarks made by her husband Rajiv Gandhi after the carnage that “when a big tree falls, the earth beneath it shakes”.

He said Congress Vice-President should inform the people whether he was aware about the killings going on November 1 and 2, 1984 and “deprecate” his father for killings of innocent citizens of this country.

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First Published : 02 May 2016, 08:42:00 AM