JNU row: Ramdev calls Rahul Gandhi traitor

Ahmedabad, Feb. 18 (ANI): In an apparent attack on Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for his support to the protesting Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Thursday said that association with anti-nationals is treachery, adding that the political leaders should go beyond vote bank politics and should not compromise with the nation’s sovereignty and unity.

“It is necessary to know who raised anti-national slogans. But it is clear that the mass which gathered there was not nationalist. Association with the anti-nationals is also treachery. Involving in anti-national activities and supporting it has been considered as crime, both legally and spiritually. The political leaders should go beyond vote bank politics and should not compromise with the nation’s sovereignty and unity,” Ramdev told the media here.

“Supporting the people who raise ‘anti-national’ slogans is wrong. It is the responsibility of the government to see to it that action is taken against any anti-national element and innocents are not caught. The anti-national slogans are not right for the unity and sovereignty of the nation,” he added.

Earlier, a case has been registered against Rahul Gandhi in an Allahabad district court for his remark on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) incident.

The PIL filed in the court states that Gandhi took ‘anti-national’ stand by voicing his support for the JNU students.

The matter will be taken up for hearing on March 1.

Condemning the attack on journalists outside the Patiala House Court premises here on Monday, the Congress vice president had earlier alleged that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) was trying to crush the opinion of the people.

He said that the Congress Party would not accept it and would fight this out.

“The RSS backed people are being appointed as vice-chancellors in the universities and the voices of the students are being gagged. They are suppressing the voice of the Indian students whether in Delhi, Hyderabad, Lucknow and in all the universities across the country. We will not accept this, we will fight against this,” Gandhi told the media on the sidelines of his public rally in Sivasagar, Assam. (ANI)

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