Patna : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday held the Congress governments at the Centre and in the state responsible for 1984 anti-Sikh riots and 1989 Bhagalpur riots and said the BJP government in Gujarat was accountable for the 2002 riots in that state. All these riots were blots on the country for which all Indians were ashamed, Kumar said and asked those responsible for the carnage to own up responsibility.

“Nobody could escape accountability for these incidents,” the chief minister told reporters in reply to a question on Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi’s interview to a national news channel yesterday. In the interview, Rahul Gandhi said the Narendra Modi government was responsible for “abetting and pushing” the 2002 Gujarat riots while the Congress government tried to stop the 1984 riots. The Congress leader, however, offered no apology for the violence.

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