Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah on Saturday launched a scathing attack on Congress party and its leader Rahul Gandhi over the JNU issue and questioned whether "anti-national slogans" can be called freedom of speech. Shah was addressing a meeting of Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha, BJP's youth wing.
Highlights of his speech
♦ A Strange atmosphere has been created. Anti-national slogans are being projected as freedom of expression... Congress should be ashamed that its vice president goes to the campus and says these slogans should be heard as there is freedom of expression.
♦ If these slogans are freedom of expression, then what is treason? Congress chief Sonia Gandhi should make it clear that whether she agrees with her son on this.
♦ In five years there could be development and high growth rate and borders could be made safe but if India has to be 'vishwaguru', then it is a must that BJP is in government for 25 years.
♦ Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended Ganga aarti with pride and went to Pashupati Nath temple in Nepal to seek blessing.
♦ The party wants India to have top IT and MBA professionals, who also seek their "inspiration" from Swami Vivekananda
♦ The biggest work the Modi government has done is to make the country's borders safe
♦ Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visited more countries than Modi but his tours made little impact. He would read from two pages he carried with him which were written in English. At times, he would read the speech meant for Thailand in Malaysia and the one for Malaysia in Thailand... Modiji spoke in Hindi in the UN and the whole country felt proud.
(With inputs from PTI)