New Delhi: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has strongly condemned the NSUI for burning the effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi inside the JNU campus and demanded an unconditional apology from the Congress party.
Commenting on the issue, BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain on Thursday said, “The Congress has stooped to the lowest level,” adding, the country will never pardon it for insulting the leaders whom the nation loved.
We have never expected that the Congress will touch this level, he added.
In India, burning the effigy of Indian PM like this is condemnable and a case must be filed against them, BJP spokesperson said.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi must apologise for this act as it is not at all acceptable, he said and added police will act on this issue.
The matter came to light after some members of the NSUI recorded the entire incident on camera and posted it on social networking sites like Facebook and YouTube.
They also raised objectionable slogans against PM Modi, who was projected as 'Ravan' . The footage has now gone viral on social media.
According to reports, NSUI members celebrated Dussehra on Tuesday night by burning the effigy of Modi, claiming that it was a protest against the Centre's "failure" in honouring its promises and the continuous attacks on various educational institutions across the country.
Besides Modi and Shah, the effigy had faces of Yoga guru Ramdev, Sadhvi Pragya, Nathuram Godse, Asaram Bapu and JNU Vice-Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar.
The students also carried placards with the slogan, 'Truth shall prevail over evil'.