Accusing Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi of supporting “anti-national” students at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Punjab BJP leader and former minister Manoranjan Kalia said here that Rahul should be “sent to Pakistan”.
“What Rahul Gandhi has done is anti-national. The country does not need such leaders. He should be sent to Pakistan,” said Kalia, while he also questioned Rahul’s meeting with President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday, saying that the move was only meant to “defend himself”.
“If Rahul was indeed doing the right thing, then why did he have to clarify that nationalism runs in his blood? He considers himself to be a claimant to the PM’s office and he is supporting those who raise slogans against this country? How can such a person lead the country?” Kalia asked.
BJP workers led by Punjab party chief Kamal Sharma burnt an effigy of Rahul.
“Since Congress is losing its nationwide support base, Rahul Gandhi has started supporting anti-nationals. How far will he go to gain political mileage?” Sharma said, adding that the country “will not tolerate such a leader”.