New Delhi: Taking the political squabble over JNU protests to new heights, BJP president Amit Shah on Monday took a hit at Rahul Gandhi, accusing the Congress vice-president of creating an environment for “another partition of India”.
In a blog post, Shah wondered if the Congress leader has failed to decipher the difference between anti-nationalism and national interest in frustration. “Is this the definition of patriotism for Rahul Gandhi,” Shah enquired after the youth Congress’ chairperson batted support for the students shouting anti-Indian slogans at the Jawaharlal Nehru University.
“In the shadow of exhibiting patriotism and by letting loose nation’s separatists, is he (Rahul Gandhi) trying to forge another partition of the country?” Shah alleged. “Would it have been in the national interest if the Central government had not stepped in?
Shah, stung by Rahul Gandhi’s comparison of present government with Hitler's Germany, counterattacked him, saying that the closest India came to that state, was during Indira Gandhi’s regime.
"Hitler-ism is in the DNA of Congress. BJP does not need to learn democracy and nationalist values from Congress party. If the 1975 Emergency reflects the democratic values of their party, is he not agreeable to the mindset of Indira Gandhi similar to that of Hitler?” he enquired.
Read the full blog post (here).
The blog post of the saffron party president was inspired by the Congress vice-president’s accusation that the Narendra Modi government is parallel to that of Hitler’s dictatorship.
“While Anti-India sentiment is unquestionably unacceptable, the right to dissent & debate is an essential ingredient of democracy,” said Rahul. “Modi Govt & ABVP bullying an institution like JNU simply because it won't toe their line is completely condemnable.”