Govt shielding JNU culprits for PDP alliance: Digvijaya

Vijayawada, Feb 19: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh today alleged that the BJP-led Centre was not taking action against those who actually shouted anti-India slogans in JNU campus because it was more concerned about forming government with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir.

Elsewhere in the city, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said the NDA government would deal with the anti-national elements with a firm hand.

Govt shielding JNU culprits: Digvijaya

"No charges were framed against Umar (Khalid) who actually organised the event in commemoration of Afzal Guru. It was he and others who raised anti-national slogans but no action has been taken against them.

But Kanhaiya Kumar, against whom there is not a single evidence that he raised anti-India slogans, was charged and arrested. This exposes the doublespeak of the BJP," Singh said.

Noting that it was a "clear fight between ideologies", he regretted that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was being branded as anti-national for having taken up a fight against BJP's ideology of "exploitation".

Singh was addressing a press conference at the Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee headquarters here this evening after the party coordination committee and extended executive committee meetings ended. Singh, a Rajya Sabha MP, accused the BJP-RSS-VHP combine of trying to impose their ideologies in the national universities.

Rahul Gandhi condemned the anti-national slogans raised in JNU campus by some and even sought action against them. But the Delhi Police, acting at the behest of the Centre, was not taking any action against the real culprits because the government was worried about formation of alliance with PDP in and Jammu and Kashmir, he said.


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