JNU row: Amit Shah attacks Congress, accuses Rahul Gandhi of doing 'vote-bank' politics

BJP chief Amit Shah said on Monday that the slogans that were raised in JNU were anti-national and unfortunate.

Delhi: BJP chief Amit Shah said on Monday that the slogans that were raised in JNU were anti-national and unfortunate.

"BJP condemns anti-national slogans that were raised few days back at JNU campus," he said. 

"SC had given capital punishment to Afzal Guru, despite that slogans were raised in support of him," he added.

"I want to ask Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi that if this is not anti-national then what is. I want to ask Congress and Rahul Gandhi if they support sedition in the name of freedom of expression," Shah asked.

"If Congress wants to support this in name of freedom of speech, want to ask them what is more big proof against anti-nationals?" Shah said.

He also demanded that Congress president Sonia Gandhi should make her stand clear.

Earlier today, in a scathing attack on Rahul over the JNU row, BJP chief had said that the Congress VP had "proved" that national interest had no place in his mind.

He had also asked if the Congress vice president had joined hands with separatist forces and wanted another division of India.

"An attempt was made to defame a leading university in the national capital by turning it into a centre which encourages terrorism and separatism. I want to ask Rahul Gandhi if it would be in national interest had the central government kept quiet? "Are you not encouraging traitors by protesting in support of these anti-nationals?", Shah wrote in a blog, as per PTI.

Noting that slogans like 'Pakistan zindabad', 'go India go back' and those in support of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, Kashmir's independence and India's destruction were raised in JNU, he wondered if the Congress leader had joined hands with separatists.

"Does he want another division of India by giving a free run to separatists in the name of freedom of expression? The kind of statements the Congress vice president and other leaders of his party have made in JNU have proved again that national interest has no place in their mind," Shah said.

He said Congress was in despair and frustrated over the success of the Modi government and its leaders were unable to decide how they can play the role of a responsible opposition.

Meanwhile, reacting to Shah, Congress leader Manish Twiari said, "Before shooting from the hip BJP president should clarify whether his party and NDA government support fake encounters and extra judicial killings?"

(With Agency inputs)


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