New Delhi, Mar.20 (ANI): Taking a jibe at the Congress Party for its stand on the JNU row, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said the grand old party is still recovering from depression and is brewing mistrust in the nation for political benefit.
Naqvi told ANI that there are no problems in the nation, adding that a scared Congress Party was making desperate attempts to instil fear in the minds of the people.
“The Congress hasn’t come out of depression of defeat. It is scared itself and is trying to spread its fear among the people. The Congress can be seen backing the anti-national forces in the country. There is no tension in the country. All this is being manufactured by the Congress for its political benefits but this won’t help it at any cost,” he said.
“The country is moving on the path of development. I will not say that patriotism is proved by saying “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” but to disrespect the slogan is offensive and anti-national,” he added.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor yesterday said nationalism is now decided by whether one can say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ or not.
Tharoor asserted that the people should have the right to choose their beliefs and at the same time be tolerant of others’ ideas in a democracy.
Three students of JNU are facing sedition charges for allegedly raising ‘anti-national’ slogans at the campus during an event to commemorate Parliament attacker Afzal Guru’s third death anniversary on February 9 .(ANI)