New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday lashed out at the BJP over Rajasthan MLA Kailash Choudhary`s unwarranted remark against party vice-president Rahul Gandhi over the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) row, saying it is clear that they are misfit and ineligible to govern a country like India.
"What country are we living in? Is this the idea of India which the BJP, the ABVP, the RSS and its associates understand? It is clear that they are misfit and ineligible to govern a country like India irrespective of the mandate because they don`t understand the idea of India, the crux and essence of India," Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi told ANI here.
Another Congress leader Shobha Ojha echoing similar sentiments said the BJP MLA`s remark throws light on the ideology of the BJP and RSS.
"This mindset killed Gandhiji, this mindset killed Hyderabad University student Rohith Vemula, this mindset killed several innocent people in Gujarat, this mindset killed Akhlaq in Dadri and this mindset killed several innocent people in Muzaffarnagar," said Ojha.
"The people with such mindset do not deserve to live in the society and must be sent to jail. Such people have no right to become the representative of the people. Severe action must be initiated against this MLA with immediate effect," she added.
Kailash Chaudhary, the BJP MLA from Barmer`s Baytoo constituency, yesterday called the Congress vice-president a `traitor` and said he should be hanged and shot for voicing his support for the students of JNU.
"Wherever anti-national and pro-Pakistan slogans are raised, Rahul Gandhi goes and sides with those people. If Rahul Gandhi, who is called the `rajkumar` of Congress, goes and sides with these people, stands with them and supports them then it is treason," Chaudhary said while speaking at a farmers` gathering in his constituency.
"Rahul Gandhi is a traitor. Such a traitor should be punished, hanged and shot," he added.
The Congress vice-president has got himself in trouble, both legally and politically, as a case has been registered against him in a district court in Allahabad for his remarks on the JNU incident.
He had voiced his support for the students of JNU and had questioned the sedition charges filed by the police against the students involved in alleged anti-India sloganeering.
The Congress vice-president had alleged that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) was trying to crush the opinion of the people.
He said that the Congress Party would not accept it and would fight this out.
"The RSS backed people are being appointed as vice-chancellors in the universities and the voices of the students are being gagged. They are suppressing the voice of the Indian students whether in Delhi, Hyderabad, Lucknow and in all the universities across the country. We will not accept this, we will fight against this," Gandhi told the media on the sidelines of his public rally in Sivasagar, Assam.