BJP MLA from Rajasthan Kailash Chaudhary and Yoga guru Baba Ramdev have called Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi a 'traitor' with one of them saying that he should be hanged and shot for voicing his support for the students of Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
The MLA from Barmer’s Baytoo constituency, who was speaking at a farmers’ gathering on Wednesday, lashed out at the Gandhi scion for siding with the ‘anti-national’ students.
“Wherever anti-national and pro-Pakistan slogans are raised, Rahul Gandhi goes and sides with those people. If Rahul Gandhi, who is called the ‘rajkumar’ of Congress, goes and sides with these people, stands with them and supports them then it is treason,” Chaudhary said in his constituency.
“Rahul Gandhi is a traitor. Such a traitor should be punished, hanged and shot,” he added.
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Thursday said that association with anti-nationals is treachery, adding that the political leaders should go beyond vote bank politics and should not compromise with the nation’s sovereignty and unity.
“It is necessary to know who raised anti-national slogans. But it is clear that the mass which gathered there was not nationalist. Association with the anti-nationals is also treachery. Involving in anti-national activities and supporting it has been considered as crime, both legally and spiritually. The political leaders should go beyond vote bank politics and should not compromise with the nation’s sovereignty and unity,” Ramdev told the media here.
“Supporting the people who raise ‘anti-national’ slogans is wrong. It is the responsibility of the government to see to it that action is taken against any anti-national element and innocents are not caught. The anti-national slogans are not right for the unity and sovereignty of the nation,” he added.
Earlier, a case has been registered against Rahul Gandhi in an Allahabad district court for his remark on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) incident.
The PIL filed in the court states that Gandhi took ‘anti-national’ stand by voicing his support for the JNU students.
The matter will be taken up for hearing on March 1.
He had voiced his support for the students of JNU and had questioned the sedition charges filed by the police against the students involved in alleged anti-India sloganeering.
The Congress vice-president had alleged that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) was trying to crush the opinion of the people.
He said that the Congress Party would not accept it and would fight this out.
"The RSS backed people are being appointed as vice-chancellors in the universities and the voices of the students are being gagged. They are suppressing the voice of the Indian students whether in Delhi, Hyderabad, Lucknow and in all the universities across the country. We will not accept this, we will fight against this," Gandhi told the media on the sidelines of his public rally in Sivasagar, Assam.