JNU row: BJP questions Rahul’s nationalism

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New Delhi, Feb. 16 (ANI): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s idea of nationalism was questioned on Tuesday by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after the former accused the latter of muzzling the nation’s youth by sending in the police to take protesting students of Jawaharlal Nehru University into custody for allegedly raising ‘anti-national’ slogans.

“Entire country knows what was being said in the slogan. It was said that the country will be divided. We want to ask Rahul Gandhi, is he with those people who want to partition the country, not once, but many times? There were not one but many such slogans which were shouted. Where is your nationalism? We thought you would be angered by this but there is sympathy in you (for them),” BJP spokesperson M.J. Akbar told the media here.

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“You (Rahul) are saying the issue is of freedom of speech. I request him to read the Constitution. It has been clearly written that freedom of speech does not mean you will support secession and there cannot be a greater secessionist slogan than this.”

“Kanhaiya had given another small alibi speech and Rahul Gandhi is trying to confuse it. This issue here is not between the government and students or government or any institution. This is an issue between the country and traitors,” he added.

Meanwhile, Rahul condemned the attack on journalists outside the Patiala House court yesterday.

Alleging that the BJP are putting RSS Vice-Chancellors in every University and college and are trying to suppress the voice of the students, the Congress vice-president promised to fight it. (ANI)

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