Rajasthan BJP MLA calls Rahul Gandhi a traitor, says he should be hanged

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jaipur
  • Updated: Feb 17, 2016 22:34 IST
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressing a meeting during his visit, in Sivasagar,Assam. (PTI Photo)

Taking the JNU issue to a new low, a BJP MLA in Rajasthan on Wednesday called Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi a traitor and said he should be either be hanged or be shot for siding with people who shouted anti-India slogans.

BJP MLA from Baytoo in Barmer Kailash Choudhary, while addressing farmers during a ‘kisan sammelan’ in his constituency, said the Congress leader whom his partymen call ‘rajkumar’ had no right to be in India for having gone to the people 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.

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

Choudhary is also state president of BJP Kisan Morcha and is on a ‘Kisan Morcha Aapke Dwar’ campaign across the state and was in Baytoo today to address farmers from Barmer.

State Congress president Sachin Pilot, reacting to this comment, said it was highly objectionable and added that it exposes the real character of the BJP. The party 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.

The Congress chief demanded a public apology from the BJP on this comment.

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