Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung earlier in the day to submit his request for a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the riots.

"The meeting went on for around half-an-hour. Najeeb Jung has assured that his request would be considered and the Prime Minister will be informed," an official said.

Talking to the media, Kejriwal said the party promised to demand an SIT probe into the riots in its election manifesto and was fulfilling the promise.

Harsh Vardhan meets LG

The BJP led by Harsh Vardhan also met Jung on Wednesday afternoon.

“We want justice for the victims of 1984 and are demanding an SIT probe in the riots,” he said.

BJP demands Bharti’s resignation

The BJP also demanded Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti's resignation.

Bharti carried out a midnight raid in a south Delhi neighbourhood after receiving complaints about a prostitution and drug racket ring allegedly involving some African nationals.

SAD wants action not apology

Akali Dal’s Delhi unit president Manjit Singh said that Rahul Gandhi has acknowledged the role of Congress leaders in the riots and he should take action against them too.

"We don't want an apology but action against the culprits in the 1984 riots. We demand an SIT probe," Manjit Singh said, adding that an agitation would be organized outside the Congress party's headquarters at 24, Akbar Road on Thursday morning.

(JPN/Agencies)

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