BJP national secretary H Raja was at the centre of a controversy as he remarked 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 Sunday declined to comment on the BJP leader’s remarks. The BJP office bearer said if the 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”.