Barmer, Feb. 18 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Rajasthan, Kailash Chaudhary, has called Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi a ‘traitor’ and said he should be hanged and shot for voicing his support for the students of Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
The MLA from Barmer’s Baytoo constituency, who was speaking at a farmers’ gathering yesterday, lashed out at the Gandhi scion for siding with the ‘anti-national’ students.
“Wherever anti-national and pro-Pakistan slogans are raised, Rahul Gandhi goes and sides with those people. If Rahul Gandhi, who is called the ‘rajkumar’ of Congress, goes and sides with these people, stands with them and supports them then it is treason,” Chaudhary said in his constituency.
“Rahul Gandhi is a traitor. Such a traitor should be punished, hanged and shot,” he added.
The Congress vice-president has got himself in trouble, both legally and politically, as a case has been registered against him in a district court in Allahabad for his remarks on the JNU incident.
He had voiced his support for the students of JNU and had questioned the sedition charges filed by the police against the students involved in alleged anti-India sloganeering.
The Congress vice-president had 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)