Jaipur, Feb 18 (IANS) The Congress in Rajasthan on Thursday criticised a statement by BJP legislator Kailash Chaudhary calling party vice president Rahul Gandhi a traitor, and demanded his arrest.
Chaudhary, the BJP legislator from Baytoo constituency in Barmer district, while addressing a farmers’ rally on Wednesday, said: “Rahul Gandhi who stands with the people who shout anti-India and pro-Pakistan slogans is anti-national and a traitor. Traitors should be punished, hanged and shot.”
The legislator did not stop there.
He said such kind of people should be thrown out of the country. “They do not have any right to live in this country,” Chaudhary said, in the wake of Gandhi meeting students at Jawaharlal Nehru University a few days back.
The Youth Congress on Thursday staged a protest march and burnt an effigy of the BJP leader.
Hundreds of Youth Congress workers staged a march towards the house of the BJP leader and shouted slogans in support of Gandhi.
Chanting “Rahul Gandhi zindabad”, the youth brigade burnt an effigy and blackened the name-plate of Kailash Chaudhary in front of his house.
State Congress president Sachin Pilot, in a statement on Thursday, also criticised the statement by Chaudhary, and termed it “highly objectionable”.
Demanding Chaudhary’s immediate sacking, Pilot said the BJP leader’s act falls in the category of a criminal act. “A case should be filed against him,” he said.