Anurag Thakur blasts Rahul Gandhi in LS, questions his JNU visit

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New Delhi, Feb. 24 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party MP Anurag Thakur on Wednesday lashed out at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, saying he visits the university named after his great grandfather and supports the anti-national elements.

“Rahul Gandhi goes to a university named after his grandfather and supports anti-nationals,” he told the Lok Sabha.

Continuing his tirade, the BJP MP from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh said the Congress’ slogan is ‘family first, party second and nation last’.

“Are you with Afzal Guru, the Parliament or democracy?” Thakur asked.

Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, however, hit back at the BJP MP for his unwarranted criticism of Gandhi.

“Anurag Thakur made derogatory allegations against the Congress vice-president. He must be expunged from the record,” Scindia said in the Lok Sabha.

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Scindia earlier lashed out at the government over the suicide of Hyderabad University scholar Rohit Vemula and sedition charges imposed on the JNU students in a stormy budget session of the Lok Sabha.

The Congress vice-president had earlier on Saturday evening accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government and the ABVP of bullying an institution like the JNU.

“The most anti-national people are the ones who are suppressing the voice of this institution,” he said while addressing the students during his visit to the JNU campus. (ANI)

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