“There are specific reasons behind targeting Rahul ji (Gandhi)”.
The BJP president further questioned the Gandhi scion, asking him whether he wants the Centre to stay mum while a prestigious institute becomes a hub for separatists and anti-national activity.
“Are you not encouraging traitors by protesting in support of these anti-nationals?”
The BJP and the Congress on Monday attacked each other on the Jawaharlal Nehru University incidents even as a few journalists and JNU students were assaulted by certain lawyers in Patiala House court complex here.
Citing the attacks in Patiala House court here, Congress had yesterday alleged that “jungle raj” is prevailing in Delhi. “The government’s job is to protect students, not crush them”, the 45-year-old leader said outside Rashtrapati Bhavan. Deputy leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Shri Anand Sharma and a senior Congress leader were publically attacked by government protected ABVP goons at JNU campus in Delhi.
The more immediate threat is to Kanhaiya Kumar, a student from Bihar, who was arrested on charges of sedition for a speech which didn’t have any “anti-national” material.
“Some people…raised slogans praising Afzal Guru, about breaking India and of Pakistan Zindabad and if Rahul Gandhi, who is called the Congress’ rajkumar, goes and sides with these people stands with them and supports them it is treason”.
Speaking on the the raging controversy for the first time, Shah targeted Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi alleging he was supporting “anti-nationals” and wondered whether he wanted another “division” of India.
It has also made Delhi’s top police official, BS Bassi, directly responsible for Kanhaiya’s safety.
“Attack on JNU students, teachers and journalists in Court Premises is an act of Fascism and strongly condemnable”. PM Modi should give Rs 15 lakh to each farmer or leave.
“Is this the definition of nationalism for Rahul Gandhi?”
Rahul Gandhi, who was in Assam, slammed the RSS over the JNU issue while accusing it of muzzling the youth’s voice by branding them as anti-nationals. “This is height of the Congress’s intolerance”, he said.