New Delhi: Talking tough, the Narendra Modi government on Saturday categorically told the Opposition parties that the type of slogans raised in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was unacceptable.
The government's reaction came after Opposition parties today sought clarification from the Prime Minister on JNU row at a meeting ahead of Budget session.
PM Modi, including several NDA ministers met Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs to deliberate on the smooth running of Budget session, commencing February 23.
Meanwhile, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said that his party was against anti-national sloganeering, but there is no proof of sedition against JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been arrested on charges of sedition.
The arrest of Jawaharlal University Students' Union president on sedition charges has evoked condemnation from the opposition parties.
The JNU has been on the boil over the arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar on Friday. The controversy began when some JNU students organised a meet on February 9 to mark the anniversaries of executions of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front co-founder Maqbool Bhat. Anti-India slogans were reportedly raised at the gathering.
Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said on Monday maintained Kanhaiya Kumar had joined the meeting on the campus where anti-national slogans were raised and he also raised slogans.
Kanhiaya Kumar, who belongs to the CPI-affiliated All India Students Federation (AISF), has denied the charge.