BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj courts controversy over JNU unrest

February 15, 2016 02:30 am | Updated November 17, 2021 04:04 am IST - MEERUT:

Reacting to the JNU row, Sakshi Maharaj, the BJP Member of Parliament from Unnao, on Sunday said “traitors” deserved to be “shot or hanged” as jail term was insufficient punishment for them.

“Everybody should condemn the anti-national activities inside the JNU campus. Raising anti-India slogans and working in alliance with anti-India forces are activities that can never be tolerated. These people are traitors,” the BJP told The Hindu from his constituency.

“Traitors don’t deserve jail. Life term is too less a punishment for them. The punishment which they need is either police bullets or execution,” he said.

Mr. Maharaj attacked the Congress party for “appeasing traitors” and “encouraging” them. “There is a political party which since Independence has only appeased this section which engages in anti-national activities. Stringent steps are needed to deal with traitors,” he said.

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