Rahul Gandhi speaking in Hafiz Sayeed’s language: BJP on JNU row

BJP will urge Congress to not insult our martyrs for political reason, BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma said

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: February 13, 2016 2:50 pm
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Hitting out at Rahul Gandhi and other opposition leaders who have criticised the arrest of a JNU student leader, BJP on Saturday alleged that they were speaking in the voice of terror outfit LeT which was an insult to the martyrs and would boost the morale of anti-national forces.

BJP claimed that the “anti-India” march on JNU campus by a handful of people had invited country-wide condemnation but Congress and other opposition parties were targeting the Modi government due to their “political malice” and vote bank politics.

“Rahul Gandhi and his friends are speaking in the voice of LeT terrorist Hafiz Sayeed who had tweeted in support of anti-India event in JNU. It is an insult to our martyrs and armed forces who sacrifice their lives on the border and will boost the morale of anti-national forces.

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“JNU has produced many intellectuals and bureaucrats. A handful of people there have given anti-India speeches. Law is taking its course. BJP will urge Congress to not insult our martyrs for political reason,” BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma said.

Referring to the recent deaths of army personnel, he said it was unfortunate that while soldiers sacrificed their lives on the border, anti-India slogans were raised and terrorists hailed as martyrs in an institution like JNU.

Reacting to the arrest of the student leader over the controversial JNU event, Gandhi had said, “Modi Govt and ABVP bullying an institution like JNU, because it won’t toe their line is completely condemnable.”

“While Anti-India sentiment is unquestionably unacceptable, the right to dissent & debate is an essential ingredient of democracy,” the Congress leader had said.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a tweet had said, “No one supports anti-national forces. But targeting innocent students using that as an excuse will prove very costly to Modi government”.

BJP spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi said efforts to give “ideological cover” to violence and anti-India activities cannot be allowed.

“The way foul language was used against the Prime Minister…a group of students is trying to damage the dignity of an institution like JNU in the name of cultural agitation,” he said.

Against the backdrop of claims made by Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley on Ishrat Jahan, Trivedi slammed the JD(U) for joining opposition parties in raising the JNU issue, saying it had termed her as the “daughter of Bihar”.

“At a time when Bihar is being criminalised, JD(U) is joining others on the JNU issue…we won’t allow any atrocity on students but at the same time we can’t let go anti-nationals,” he said.

Sharma accusing Congress of doing politics over terrorism and said the recent comment of a top former IB officer had “exposed” the opposition party. “Even in 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai, Congress had alluded to the involvement of RSS,” Sharma said.

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  1. F
    Feb 14, 2016 at 1:03 am
    Why the courts not tacking suomoto action and arrest these people supporting jnu students who shouted anti india slogans
    1. I
      IML sood
      Feb 13, 2016 at 11:16 am
      What nonsense Pappu and useless Kujli talking.One seems to be supporting anti-national elements and the other talking in air as if he has found that these roughs in name of students are innocent. Some time people wonder that such so called discarded leaders are those persons for whom doubt always remain that certain inner disloyal people are doing more harm to the unity and stability of the Country. Why not such bad elements be exposed so that we can take prompt action as hidden enemy is more dangerous than enemy on ground.shame on those also who support such anti people maroons.
      1. I
        Feb 14, 2016 at 12:46 pm
        What has happened to indian intellects? Whn did rg support antiindian slogen or those who uttered them? He only has opossed Abvp's political tactics to suppress voice of different openion. I think for the first time he stands for the right thing. Opposing bjp n rss does not mean to b anti natinal. Is it? Govt should punish those traitors with iron hand instead of haring n arresting innocents to gain political advantage and to prove their nationalism greater than others
        1. D
          Feb 14, 2016 at 12:31 am
          RG is a big MUFF, he has not spoken a single word on siachen hero, but wants to support anti national elements, let us allow him to speak more like this, his foolishness gets exposed.
          1. T
            Feb 13, 2016 at 12:49 pm
            Where did the UPA do the maximum damage? (a) 2G scam; (b) Coalgate; (c) CWG scam; (d) Banking sector scam(s).
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