BJP president Amit Shah once again attacked Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for supporting students who allegedly raised ‘anti-national slogans’ inside the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus.
At a massive public rally in Andra Pradesh’s Rajahmundry Sunday, Shah wondered if the Congress leader could explain if the slogans were free speech or an anti-national act.
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“I want to ask the Congress vice-president if slogans like ‘Bharat ke tukde tukde kar denge’ amount to freedom of speech or are they anti-national slogans. They raised slogans seeking freedom for Kashmir too,’’ Shah said in Hindi, while former Union minister D Purandeswari, who joined the BJP in 2014, translated his speech in Telugu. It was the first time that BJP had held a public meeting at such a scale in the city.
In Andhra, where BJP is a partner in the TDP-led government, the event was organised for BJP leaders to explain the assistance provided by Centre. In his address, Shah said the Centre was aware of the state’s demands and they will be addressed.