New Delhi, Feb. 15 (ANI): Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Sadhvi Prachi on Monday said Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was wrong to associate himself with ‘anti-national’ forces and also questioned his motive behind supporting a students’ protest at Jawaharlal Nehru University over the hanging of Afzal Guru.
“Rahul Gandhi should tell the nation the definition of nationalism. Hafeez Saeed was absolutely supporting the conference. Congress was also supporting it. Evidences are there, will produce on appropriate time. They are anti-national and should be arrested. They eat India’s food and raise slogans against India,” Prachi told media here.
Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah condemned the anti-national protests at the JNU campus, saying such activities would not be tolerated in any part of the nation.
“These kinds of anti-national activities will not be tolerated in any part of the country.The Supreme Court gave capital punishment to Afzal Guru despite that slogans were raised in his support,” said Shah.
Shah also used the occasion to target Rahul Gandhi.
“If the Congress wants to support this in the name of freedom of speech, then I want to ask them that what more proof they require against anti-nationals,” said Shah.
On February 12, JNU student union president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested by the Delhi Police and was booked on charges of sedition over a protest organised in the JNU campus against the hanging of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.
A day later, Gandhi visited the JNU campus and met the students who were demanding Kanhaiya’s release. (ANI)