BJP can’t play with JNU students’ future: Rahul
“There are eight thousand students in JNU and of them one thousand are from the North-East. We will not allow BJP to spoil their future... BJP cannot play with the future of eight thousand students,” Gandhi said, addressing an election rally here in Assam’s Nagaon district.
The students have done no wrong, he said adding “we (Congress) are with them.”
Sedition charge was slapped against JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and he was put in jail “but I listened to his 20-minute speech (on February 9) and there is not a single word against the country,” Rahul said.
“If they had to arrest anybody, why didn’t they catch those two to three people who shouted (anti-India) slogans? Arrest them, put them in jail and charge them with whatever case you want,” Gandhi added.
Gandhi also hit out at the BJP for the Jat quota stir in Haryana and said that while that state was in peace during the 10 years of Congress rule was now burning because of the BJP government. “Last 10 years Haryana was marching forward peacefully. There was zabardast growth in the state, no anger.
Once the BJP came to power, Haryana began to burn. They (BJP) instigated people against people. There is now anger all over,” he said.