Cong seeks action against BJP leaders for anti-Rahul remarks

  • HT Correspndent, Hindustan Times, Jaipur
  • Updated: Feb 24, 2016 16:43 IST
A Congress delegation submits a memorandum to governor Kalyan Singh in Jaipur on Tuesday. (HT photo)

Congress leaders met governor Kalyan Singh on Tuesday and demanded the arrest of two Bharatiya Janata Party legislators for allegedly making objectionable remarks against All India Congress Committee vice president Rahul Gandhi.

The Opposition members accused BJP MLA Kailash Choudhary of inciting a mob to shoot Rahul for supporting the alleged anti-national students of JNU during a public address on February 17 in Barmer. They said Ahuja had supported Choudhary’s statement at an address in Alwar on February 22 when the former said no legal action could be initiated against MLAs even if they make objectionable comments on Rahul.

Top Congress leaders, including Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief Sachin Pilot, leader of Opposition Rameshwar Dudi, ex-chief minister Ashok Gehlot, AICC general secretary CP Joshi and former PCC chief Girija Vyas met Singh at Raj Bhawan and submitted a memorandum accusing the BJP MLAs of violating the criminal code of law by provoking people and disturbing harmony. They requested the governor to direct the government and the administration to lodge criminal cases against Choudhary and Ahuja to ensure their arrest.

The party workers also burnt effigies of Ahuja in Ramgarh, Behror, Mundawar, Tijara, Kishangarbas, Reni, Laxmangarh, Bansur, Kathumar and Alwar.

On Monday, Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat had accused the BJP of spreading hatred against its rivals, alleging a state BJP leader recently remarked that Rahul should be decapitated and his head hanged on the gates of JNU.

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