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JNU row: Rahul to meet President

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“Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has similar views”, Surjewala said.

Lashing out at the RSS, Gandhi said that Sangh is trying to impose it’s ideology on students of nation, we won’t let that happen.

“Our contribution and sacrifice for the nation are exemplary and unparalleled, while the BJP has none”, Mr Singh said.

Leading a delegation of party leaders to the President, the Congress Vice President also launched a counter attack on the BJP for its “anti-national” dig at him, asserting that “nationalism is in my blood”.

Earlier in the day, Kailash Chaudhary, a BJP lawmaker from Rajasthan, said that Gandhi was a “traitor” who should be “shot and hanged”. “I want to tell them that more they pressurise the youth, more the youth will stand up against them and challenge them”, he said.

Police, meanwhile, claimed the student leader charged with sedition had raised anti-India slogans.

The MLA from Barmer’s Baytoo constituency, who was speaking at a farmers’ gathering on Wednesday, lashed out at the Gandhi scion for siding with the “anti-national” students. Questioning if all who disagree can be branded anti-nationals, Rahul harangued, “Deshbhakti ke license ki dukan khol rakha hain?”

The Congress leader also added that they had accused him of supporting anti-nationals over the Jawaharlal Nehru (JNU) row.

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi supporting the anti-national elements at JNU and attending a programmee at the varsity campus in New Delhi.

“This issue here is not between the government and students or government or any institution”.

His remarks came after the JNU students’ union president was arrested in a sedition case over a protest event at the campus against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru – which sparked massive outrage among students.

Journalists also saw O.P. Sharma, one of the three BJP legislators in the Delhi assembly, allegedly chasing and hitting a JNU student outside the court.

Amit Shah made the charge by seeking an apology from Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi for standing by the side of JNU “anti-nationals”.

Some JNU students said that lawyers shouting “Long Live India, Down with JNU” physically forced them out of the court premises.

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