BJP national secretary H. Raja was at the centre of a controversy with remarks that CPI leader D. Raja should ask communists to shoot and kill his daughter for taking part in "anti-national protests" in JNU.
"D. Raja should demand that communists should shoot and kill his daughter for taking part in the JNU protest. To prove my love for this country, I would have done the same if my child was taking part in such anti-national protests," he told reporters in Coimbatore on Saturday.
When contacted, D. Raja on Sunday declined to comment on the BJP leader's remarks.
The BJP office bearer said if Communists love this country, how did they take part in an "anti-national" event.
He went on to say that "all those who attended the events in JNU are anti-nationals, whether it is Rahul (Gandhi) or (D) Raja or (Sitaram) Yechury ."
"I will expose all anti-nationals. What is happening now in the country is a major ideological fight, to differentiate who is the nationalist and anti-nationalist," he said, adding, "If you want to live in this country, you have to sing Vande Mataram, or leave the country".
He claimed that D. Raja's daughter and Umar Khalid, who has been accused of organising the Afzal Guru event in JNU are good friends.
H. Raja said Congress, Communists, atheists and jehadists were destroying the country and its nationalism.
H. Raja had earlier been in the news when he was booked by Tamil Nadu police in 2014 for his provocative speech against Dravidian leader Periyar besides targeting Muslim and Christian communities.
He had also drawn flak last year for stating that the 'safe return' of Vaiko to his home cannot be ensured after the MDMK leader attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi.