JNU row: Raja should ask communists to kill daughter, says BJP leader

  • Coimbatore, PTI
  • Updated: Feb 22, 2016 12:32 IST
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury with CPI leaders S Sudhakar Reddy and D Raja (Left) during a meeting of the Left parties in New Delhi. A BJP leader stoked controversy by saying D Raja should ask communists to kill his daughter for participating in JNU protests. (PTI Photo)

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”.

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