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Amit Shah targets Rahul Gandhi on JNU row

Rahul Gandhi should not remain silent and should clarify their stand,” said Shah, adding that he has been asking this question to Rahul for the last six days but has received no response so far.

Written by Lalmani Verma | Lucknow | Published: February 26, 2016 12:44:53 am
Shah in Lucknow on Thursday. (Express Photo: Vishal Srivastav) Shah in Lucknow on Thursday. (Express Photo: Vishal Srivastav)

BJP president Amit Shah Thursday asked party workers to visit every house in Uttar Pradesh to inform people about the alleged “anti-national” slogans that were raised on the JNU campus and ask if they would tolerate the same.

Addressing workers in Lucknow, Shah also asked Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to clarify whether the slogans were anti-national or not.

“At JNU, Rahul Gandhi said there was a ban on freedom of expression. I again ask Rahul Gandhi to clarify whether these slogans are anti-national or against freedom of expression. The Congress and

Rahul Gandhi should not remain silent and should clarify their stand,” said Shah, adding that he has been asking this question to Rahul for the last six days but has received no response so far.

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Shah asked mediapersons to ask the same question to Rahul again and again. “Rahul Gandhi must tell the nation the ideological base of his party,” he said, adding that he was raising the JNU issue because it was related to “nationalism”.

Shah asserted that his party would form the next government in Uttar Pradesh. “Forming the government in UP with absolute majority is BJP’s target. Party workers will again play a key role in achieving the goal, just like they did in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls when BJP won 73 out of 80 seats in UP,” he added.

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