BJP today took a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and his “friends” Arvind Kejriwal and Asaduddin Owaisi over their “silence” on an “anti-national” event in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and wondered if they will visit the varsity campus.
BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma condemned the march during which he said slogans against India were raised and Afzal Guru, who was hanged for his involvement in the Parliament attack, was called a “martyr”.
“There is a handful of people who are trying to pollute the atmosphere in JNU. Slogans against India were raised and a terrorist was called a martyr. This is unfortunate and BJP condemns it in strongest terms. We hope that the university administration will take strong action against such people.
“I wonder when Rahul Gandhi and his friends Kejriwal and Owaisi will go there,” he told the media.
JNU administration had yesterday ordered a disciplinary enquiry into holding of an event on the campus against the hanging of Guru despite cancellation of permission, saying any talk about country’s disintegration cannot be “national”.
Sharma used the opportunity to hit out at those who had criticised the Modi government over the ‘intolerance’ issue with many artistes and intellectuals returning their award over their silence.