New Delhi: Asserting that the Congress was supporting the JNU issue out of sheer frustration, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Monday said that the grand old party was resorting to backing ‘anti-national’ elements and channelling a ‘Hitler’ mindset after being unable to bear the success of the Centre under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership.
Taking to his blog to launch a blistering attack on the Congress leadership, especially Rahul Gandhi, Shah said that the Congress vice-president has in his blind attempts to battle the Centre lost his ability to differentiate between ‘anti-state and nationalism’.
“I want to ask Rahul that has he lent his voice to separatists in the country and is rooting for another partition of the country? What happened in the JNU can’t be termed ‘pro-nationalistic’ and ‘anti-national’ slogans being raised in the university cannot be acceptable to the Indians,” Shah stated in his blog.
The BJP president further questioned the Gandhi scion, asking him whether he wants the Centre to stay mum while a prestigious institute becomes a hub for separatists and anti-national activity.
Shah also hit back at Gandhi for comparing the present state of affairs in the JNU to that of Nazi-occupied Germany, saying that if anyone was following Adolf Hitler’s ideology then it was Congress.
“Rahul Gandhi compared today’s India with Hitler’s Germany but the closest India came to Hitler’s Germany was during Indira Gandhi’s emergency in 1975. The Hitler mindset exists only in Congress’ DNA. By supporting eulogisers of Afzal Guru, what kind of patriotism is Rahul Gandhi displaying? He should apologise to the nation,” Shah said.
The Congress vice-president had earlier accused NDA Government of “suppressing” students’ voice as he visited the JNU campus to express solidarity with them, a day after the arrest of its students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar in a sedition case.
Invoking Adolf Hitler, Gandhi said that suppressing voice by the Nazi ruler had torn Germany apart.
“We do not have problem if RSS and BJP want to express their opinion. We just want to tell them if they will listen to us, they will be convinced by us… they are simply crushing voices,” he said.
His visit was protested by members of the Akhil Bharati Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), who waved black flags when he spoke.
Taking note of it, he said, “People who showed black flags on my face, I feel proud that in my country they have the right to show black flags.” (ANI)