BJP to Congress: Choose with whom you stand — patriots or traitors?

New Delhi: Launching a scathing attack on the opposition in Parliament, Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday asked the Congress party to declare their stand on the sloganeering in JNU, whether they are with the patriots (who sacrificed their lives fighting terrorists in Kashmir) or the traitors.


BJP member of Lok Sabha Anurag Thakur alleged the 130-year-old party of giving preference to family over the party, and lastly to the nation. He further accused Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi of supporting anti-nationals.


"Are you with people trying to bring down Parliament or with those defending it? You have to decide, who are you with? Are you with the murderers or are you with the saviours?" enquired Thakur.

While referring to the anti-Indian slogans raised at the JNU campus, he said, “People (some) want to tear the country apart, Rahul ji, on which piece would you like to govern? Kashmir is our integral part, what do you consider?”


Earlier, Communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad too attacked the Congress party and called Rahul Gandhi for a debate on the matter.


"Mr Rahul Gandhi, we would like to know from you that a great, courageous brave army officer captain Pawan, who also hailed from JNU died fighting for the country. You associate with the legacy of Pawan in the JNU or you dissuade yourself with the legacy of those who are raising a slogan — 'Bharat ki barbaadi tak jung chalegi'? That's the issue. Mr Gandhi, come let's have a debate," he said.


Meanwhile, Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia attacked the NDA government, saying that the saffron party is crushing the Constitution and imposing RSS ideology on the nation.


“Govt wants only one stream of thought to prevail in the country. Constitution is being crushed by NDA, RSS ideology is being imposed. This govt is fostering an atmosphere of intolerance and trying to silence students.”


He alleged the government of misusing the government machinery and using it to encroach into universities. “Government machinery has been abused and it is responsible for pushing Rohith Vemula to commit suicide,” he said.

News24 Bureau