BJP chief Amit Shah, on Wednesday attacked Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for supporting Jawaharlal Nehru University students and accused him of “votebank politics”.
Amit Shah, has demanded clarification from Rahul Gandhi on whether “anti-national” slogans should be tolerated in the name of freedom of speech.
“Today debate is being held in the Parliament whether raising anti-national slogans should be tolerated in the name of freedom of speech or not,” said Shah.
“I specially want to ask Congress and its workers whether those raising slogans like ‘Afzal Guru tere hatrayre zinda hain’ and ‘Bharat ke tukde honge’ were traitors or not,” Shah said at a public meeting at the unveiling of the statue of 11th century king of Shravasti, Raja Suheldeo.
“I want that members of all parties sitting in the biggest panchayat of the country which is Parliament should clarify whether raising anti-national slogans was freedom of speech or sedition. This also has to be decided by the people of the country,” he added.
Rahul faced the staunch criticism from Shah for supporting JNU students, who are protesting the arrest of JNU Students’ Union leader Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charge. Rahul has also accused the RSS and BJP of imposing their ideology.
“Rahulji don’t stoop so low for votebank politics. The country got freedom due to the sacrifice of thousands of martyrs. You are supporting the forces dividing the country in the name of freedom of speech,” he said.