BJP MLA calls Rahul traitor over JNU visit, says Cong VP should be shot

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jaipur
  • Updated: Feb 18, 2016 14:11 IST
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressing the protesting students at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, in New Delhi on Saturday, February 13, 2016. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

A BJP legislator from Rajasthan has called Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi a traitor and said he should be shot or hanged for siding with those who shouted anti-India slogans at the Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Kailash Choudhary, Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Baytoo in Barmer, while addressing farmers during a ‘kisan sammelan’ in his constituency on Wednesday, said the Congress leader had no right to be in India for visiting and meeting those who shouted ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans and idolized 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

Rajasthan’s irrigation minister Dr Rampratap and other BJP MLAs from Barmer were present on dais while Choudhary made these comments against Rahul Gandhi.

Speaking to Hindustan Times over telephone, Choudhary defended his statement and said it made his blood boil to see such leaders supporting anti-national people.

Calling Choudhary’s comments highly objectionable, state Congress president Sachin Pilot said that it exposed the real character of the BJP.

He demanded that the BJP should suspend the MLA immediately and a criminal case should be filed against Choudhary. Pilot said BJP leaders and workers are spreading hatred through their objectionable comments which is danger to integrity of this country.

Pilot demanded a public apology from the BJP on this comment.

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