New Delhi, Feb. 18 (ANI): Responding to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s remark that the RSS is trying to impose a ‘flawed’ ideology on students, The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said the latter must first distinguish between what is politics and what is anti-national.
“If Mr. Rahul Gandhi claims that he is a tall leader, he should first know how to distinguish between what is politics and what is anti-national,” BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra told ANI here.
He also said that it is absolutely shuddering to learn that Mr. Rahul Gandhi does not know how to distinguish between political parties and the country.
“When the slogan is ‘Pakistan zindabad’ then Mr. Rahul Gandhi should know that this slogan is not a slogan of Bharatiya Janata party but it is against the country. When the slogan is ‘India would be cut into thousand pieces’then this slogan is not a political slogan it is an anti-national slogan,” he added.
Rahul Gandhi, after his meeting with President Pranab Mukherjee today, lashed out at the Centre, for crushing dissent at educational institutions, and accusing the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh of imposing its ‘dead’ ideology on students.
Gandhi targeted the ruling BJP as well as its ideological mentor RSS over the crisis at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
Gandhi has been attacked by the BJP for supporting JNU students who have demanded the release of Kanhaiya Kumar, the student leader arrested last Friday on charges of sedition for allegedly making anti-national comments at a controversial event held at the university in support of terrorist Afzal Guru, who was hanged in 2013.
BJP president Amit Shah had, in a blog, accused Gandhi of ‘hobnobbing with anti-national elements.’
“Has Rahul Gandhi lent his voice to separatists in the country? Does he want another Partition?” Shah said. (ANI)