1. Don’t play with students’ future’: Rahul Gandhi responds to Amit Shah

Don’t play with students’ future’: Rahul Gandhi responds to Amit Shah

Hours after BJP chief Amit Shah escalated the attack on the grand old party over the JNU row, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday hit back at the Centre and said one has no right to play with the future of students if some people raised anti-national slogans in the campus.

By: | Nagaon (assam) | Published: March 5, 2016 7:40 PM

Hours after BJP chief Amit Shah escalated the attack on the grand old party over the JNU row, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday hit back at the Centre and said one has no right to play with the future of students if some people raised anti-national slogans in the campus.

Gandhi, was addressing a rally here, said there are around 8,000 students in JNU and about 1,000 of them are from the north-east.

“The BJP charged JNU students union president Kanhaiya on charges of sedition. I have heard Kanhaiya’s speech and he didn’t say anything wrong against the nation. If few people have raised anti-national slogans then catch them, but why you are playing with the future of the students,” he said.

The Congress vice-president also countered Prime Minister Modi’s criticism of the grand old party in the Lok Sabha, saying the latter’s one hour speech in Parliament failed to address the issue of taxation on EPF.

“In his one-hour speech yesterday, the Prime Minister made personal attacks on me, but didn’t answer my question. I had raised questions on JNU, Rohith Vemula, and ‘Make in India’ in Parliament. I didn’t ask anything wrong, but he failed to answer,” Gandhi said.

Gandhi alleged that the ruling dispensation at the Centre is working for five to six businessmen with least concerns for the country’s downtrodden and poor.

“Prime Minister Modi came here and said that he would do a lot of things. He did a lot of marketing, but the people got nothing,” he added.

Gandhi’s visit assumes significance as Assam votes in two phases on April 4 and 11 to elect a new government.

Earlier in the day, the BJP president lashed out at the Congress over the JNU row, saying it should be ‘ashamed’ of Rahul Gandhi’s visit to the campus.

Shah, who was addressing a meeting of BJP’s youth wing in Vrindavan, questioned whether ‘anti-national slogans’ can be called freedom of speech.

The BJP president said the JNU row was about the party’s core issue of nationalism and invoked its Ram Janmabhoomi campaign to buttress his point besides its role in Goa and Hyderabad liberation movement.

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    Guns
    Mar 6, 2016 at 5:48 am
    You don't play with India's future
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      Kannan
      Mar 5, 2016 at 4:25 pm
      Kindly do not play with future of the country supporting anti nationals.
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        singh
        Mar 5, 2016 at 3:11 pm
        Rahul hi himself not completed graduation ...how he can well wisher of student ... despite of such royal background ... he did not completed his graduation ... shame shame.....don't teach AMIT ji ......
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          Anon
          Mar 5, 2016 at 4:24 pm
          wow who told you that?
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          1. Suresh MB
            Mar 5, 2016 at 2:31 pm
            sonia and rahul paid supari to LET for terminating Modiji also send Iyer and Salman to stan for this mission which they have openly stated in stan available in Pak press Result is what has happend in gujarat and happening in jnu and other universities Shame even after supporting terrorists who came to kill prime minister of iNdia no action is taken against these anti nationals
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