New Delhi, Feb 18: A BJP MLA from Rajasthan on Wednesday termed Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi as a 'traitor' and said that Congress vice president should be hanged or shot to death.
The BJP MLA Kailash Choudhary from Baytoo in Barmer district of Rajasthan said that Congress VP should be hanged for supporting the anti-nationals, the JNU students who are protesting.
Referring to Rahul Gandhi as 'Rajkumar' Choudhary said that he had no right to be in India and support 'Pakistan Zindabad' slogans and siding with the people calling Afzal Guru a 'martyr'.
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"Some people...raised slogans praising Afzal Guru, about breaking India and of Pakistan Zindabad and if Rahul Gandhi, who is called the Congress' rajkumar, goes and sides with these people stands with them and supports them it is treason. Rahul Gandhi is a traitor such a traitor should be punished should be hanged and shot," BJP MLA was quoted as saying in an Indian Express report.
Meanwhile, A court here admitted a petition today seeking trial of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on charges of sedition for his opposition to the police action against students of the JNU who had taken part in a demonstration where "anti-national" slogans were allegedly raised.
Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Sushil Kumar ordered that the petition of advocate Sushil Kumar Mishra be admitted for recording of statements under Section 200 of the Criminal Procedure Code on March 1.
In his petition, Mishra has contended that Gandhi, by virtue of support he had extended to the jailed JNU students, was "guilty of treason" and liable to be tried under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code.