JNU row reaches Punjab:Posters of Hafiz Saeed with Modi, Rahul crop up in Amritsar

The Congress responded by accusing the BJP and RSS for allegedly promoting anti-national elements by forming the government in Jammu and Kashmir with PDP help.

Written by KAMALDEEP SINGH BRAR | Amritsar | Published:February 26, 2016 8:46 am
jnu, jnu row, punjab, punjab modi hafiz saeed posters, rahul hafiz saeed poster, bjp pdp alliance, jnu afzal guru row, india news, punjab news, jnu news, latest news The competing posters of Rahul Gandhi and PM Narendra Modi in Amritsar along with photographs of Hafiz Saeed, in Amritsar Thursday. (Source: Rana Simranjit SIngh)

THE COMPETING nationalism narrative, that has emerged between the Congress and the BJP following the JNU row, was at the heart of a poster war in Amritsar on Thursday. While the BJP put up a poster of the Pakistan-based Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafeez Saeed and Rahul Gandhi, accusing the Congress vice-president of speaking the language of Pakistan, the Congress responded with a parallel poster of Prime Minister Narendra Modi featured with Afzal Guru, Hafiz Saeed and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti, questioning the PM’s ‘patriotic’ credentials.

Later in the day, both parties carried out a protest march against each other’s stand on the slogan shouting at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi. “Rahul Gandhi has been exposed. We have been protesting his anti-national support to Afzal Guru and the latter’s supporters in JNU. We will make people aware of how it is hurting national interest,” said BJP national secretary Tarun Chugh, who led his party’s march.

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The Congress responded by accusing the BJP and RSS for allegedly promoting anti-national elements by forming the government in Jammu and Kashmir with PDP help.

“The BJP started it. They installed a poster of Rahul Gandhi with Hafiz Saeed. We were forced to expose them. We have explained how Modi is seeking the support of PDP in J&K, a party which perceives Afzal Guru as a martyr. Supporting Afzal Guru is like doing a sentry job for Saeed. This is what PM is doing and we have exhibited same in poster,” state Congress secretary Dinesh Bassi, who led his party’s march, said.



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    Chandra Shekar
    Feb 26, 2016 at 11:59 am
    well- why blame the students( young and impetuous) when the two most senior political parties are down to practising 'Gutter politics' to win votes. Just imagine the fate of the poor people of Punjab who have been forced to see the ' bread basket of India' turn into the ' Drug basket of India', now have to chose between these two political parties - one famous for looting, corruption and the other infamous for oppression and notoriety in many states( MP, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana)!
    1. M
      Feb 26, 2016 at 4:42 am
      Fact that they are comparing Modi with Hafeez Said shows the level of IQ these goons have.
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        Amjad khan
        Feb 26, 2016 at 7:52 am
        Mr.Sandeep Kumar u r on right I agree with u
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        Asif Ali
        Feb 26, 2016 at 9:13 am
        I want India free from fascist bjp and
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          Ravi Bhat
          Feb 26, 2016 at 9:36 am
          I can talk for myself. I had voted for Modi believing that he will do something for development, and that as a PM he leads the country in a harmonious manner. All i see in almost two years is a lot of social unrest happening because Mr. Modi wants to push his ideology forgetting that this is not what we had voted for. Again, the promised Achhe Din is becoming more and more a distant mirage. The disillusionment is increasing day by day seeing how this government is handling issues facing the nation. Mr. Modi may get his 37% with the deep polarising strategy he is using but he will certainly not get my vote again in the next election.
          1. R
            Feb 26, 2016 at 3:04 pm
            Yes, typical CONgi style. Fake accusation, no facts. Just make drama after drama.
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              Bijan Mohanty
              Feb 26, 2016 at 5:24 am
              The real face of BJP has come out. In Delhi, chanting Hafeez Sa is anti-national. In Kashmir, it is perfectly national with PDP, BJP sharing the same dias with same noltion about Hafeez Sa as Hero. What a nationalism by BJP and Narendra Modi ?
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                Damodar Modi
                Feb 26, 2016 at 5:27 am
                I do not believe in abusive language at all here is my analysis - Modiji grabbed power by fooling (the) 31% ... and won 280 seats ... in those 31% their were votes from Minority and Dalit and enthusiast youth who voted him for better India ignoring his past deeds .... fair enough. Now consider the scenario in 2019 ... what if 6% voters change their mind ... BJP will fall down to 25% .. not a bad performance congress had 18% only in 2014. But look at the effect on no of seats ... will call it delta effect in Mathematical term. That delta effect will be a huge bringing down BJP to around 150 seats ... still better than congress ... but who will form coalition gov. with BJP and Modi ... look how they have treated their NDA allies ... Abraham lincon says i dont judge mans character by how he behaves in difficult situation but how he behaves in winning situation .... in these case all we have seen is arrogance .... arrogance for Opposition, allies , media ...
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