New Delhi, Feb.25 (ANI): Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday targeted the Congress, saying that the grand old party, which has been tolerated by the BJP for so many decades, should also tolerate the saffron party for at least ten years.
“We have tolerated you for so many decades, you should also tolerate us for at least ten years first,” Naidu said.
Speaking during the debate on nationalism and JNU row in the Lok Sabha, Naidu insisted that no anti-national can be allowed in any of the educational campuses and they cannot allow the youth of this country to be misled.
“We cannot tolerate such anti-national activities in our campuses, we cannot allow our youth to be misled,” he said.
He said that even the United States, which has faced the brunt from Osama Bin Laden, would not tolerate slogans raised in his praise.
“Can you imagine USA tolerating slogans praising Osama Bin Laden in America? Once I went to USA with my OSD, he was quarantined. He had a beard, so for one hour he was held for questioning,” he said.
He also targeted the Congress Party for launching a tirade against the ruling dispensation over the JNU campus row, and said that the Gandhi family was a nation for the grand old party.
“Lakhs of student leaders were put behind bars in your (Congress) regime under MISA, and you are telling us about dissent?” he asked.
The Union Minister also said that the Congress was unnecessarily targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said unlike past governments where the prime minister (Manmohan Singh) presides and madam (Sonia Gandhi) decides, the BJP-led Government was working collectively in which Prime Minister Modi presides and the team decides.
“What is wrong if the Prime Minister is on friendly terms with US President? Is it not diplomacy? Why make fun?” he asked. (ANI)