BJP national president Amit Shah Wednesday demanded political parties, particularly Congress and its president Sonia Gandhi, to make their stand clear on the anti-national slogans allegedly raised in JNU in the name of ‘freedom of expression.’
Addressing a public meeting after unveiling statue of Raja Suheldeo in Bahraich district, Shah said that a debate is ongoing in the Parliament whether anti-national slogans in the name of freedom of expression should be tolerated or not.
Shah said that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi should make it clear to the public whether he supports these anti-national slogans or not. “If he does not support such slogans, he should dare to condemn these slogans,” Shah said. Shah said that Rahul should not stoop so low extent for votes.
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“On behalf of the BJP, I make it clear that BJP condemns these anti-national slogans and our party will never support such acts,” Shah said.
Shah, in his speech, quoted the anti-national slogans allegedly raised by students in JNU campus and said that the country has to decide whether raising these anti-national slogans was freedom of expression or an act of sedition.
Shah said that the country has got freedom after sacrifice of lakhs of people. He said that if anybody supports divisive forces in the name of freedom of expression, he must answer to the nation.
All the political parties having representation in the Parliament, must clear their stand whether they agree with slogans allegedly raised in JNU campus or not, said Shah. Shah also said that political parties should not give shelter to those who raise anti-national slogans.
Shah also said that Narendra Modi government has launched a campaign for development and growth of the nation but Congress was creating hurdles in his way and is not letting the Parliament to function.