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JNU row: Sonia Gandhi must clarify, says Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday sought Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s clarification on whether she agreed with her son and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s views on the JNU issue.

Addressing a meeting of the Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha, the BJP’s youth wing, in Vrindavan, he said the Congress should be “ashamed” about Mr. Gandhi’s support to the JNU.

“There is a strange debate on in the country. Anti-national slogans are being cloaked as freedom of speech. Slogans such as Bharat tere tukde honge inshallah inshallah ... Bharat ki barbadi tak ... Afzal hum sharminda hai ... are being raised. And Rahul Gandhi goes there [JNU] and says they [students] should be allowed to speak and be heard, that they have freedom of speech. Do you consider it freedom of speech,” Mr. Shah asked.

Targeting Mr. Gandhi, who had extended support to the JNU students and visited the campus, Mr. Shah said, “Perhaps, Rahul Gandhi ji does not know that the youth is willing to sacrifice their life for a single inch of the country.”

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