Those behind raising anti-national slogans aren't arrested as PM Modi doesn't want to upset Mehbooba Mufti: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of shielding anti-India elements in order to form government with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir.

Updated: Feb 29, 2016, 10:31 AM IST
Those behind raising anti-national slogans aren't arrested as PM Modi doesn't want to upset Mehbooba Mufti: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday launched an attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and accused him of shielding those behind raising anti-India slogans at JNU campus on February 9.

"I question PM Modi that why those involved in anti-India sloganeering haven't been arrested yet? It is because the people who raised such slogans are from Kashmir and their arrest might upset PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti ji, with whom BJP wants to form government in Jammu and Kashmir," Kejriwal said in a series of tweets posted today.

Adding further he said, "Our soldiers are being killed on the border daily, while Modi ji is busy saving anti-India elements in order to form government in Kashmir."

Arvind Kejriwal, who was among 9 persons booked for sedition in Hyderabad on Sunday, further slammed the Modi-led government in Centre in another tweet and said, "A case of sedition has been filed against me. I have become an anti-national in their eyes because I voice the concerns of backwards, Dalits and poors. However, 'these people' will not be able to stop me and I will continue to raise voice for these sections."

On February 28, an FIR was registered at Saroornagar police station under Cyberabad police commissionerate on the direction of a metropolitan magistrate, who was urged to book the nine people by a group of lawyers.

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Anand Sharma and Ajay Maken, CPI leader D Raja, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, JD(U) spokesperson KC Tyagi, JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and JNU research scholar Umar Khalid are the others named in complaint.