'Did Emergency reflect Indira Gandhi's democratic values': Amit Shah slams Rahul Gandhi for his Hitler remark

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Monday launched a scathing attack on Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for his stand on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) row.

Shah said no anti-national activities would be allowed in the country. "No citizen can accept that a terrorist is favoured and anti-India slogans raised at a prestigious university of the country," Shah said in a blog.

File photo. PTI

File photo. PTI

"But the kind of statements that Rahul Gandhi and his party colleagues have delivered at the campus proves that there is no place for national interest in their thinking," he said.

Shah also said, "Rahul Gandhi has compared the present situation in the country to Hitler's reign...I want to know from Rahul Gandhi-did the Emergency of 1975 define the democratic values? Does not consider Indira Gandhi's approach as comparable to Hitler?"

JNU has been on the boil over the arrest of its students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges after some students organised a meet to mark the anniversaries of executions of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front co-founder Maqbool Bhat. Anti-India slogans were raised at the gathering.

Delhi Police on Thursday registered a sedition case and arrested Kanhaiya Kumar. He was sent to three days' police custody on Friday although he denied raising the anti-India slogans.

With inputs from IANS


Updated Date: Feb 15, 2016 14:34 PM

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