JNU row: Youth Congress workers burn Amit Shah’s effigy

Thursday, Feb 18, 2016,10:13 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Lucknow | Youth Congress activists burnt the effigy of BJP president Amit Shah in protest against his reported comments criticising Rahul Gandhi over JNU row. The Youth Congress activists marched from the party office here towards the Vidhan Sabha but were stopped midway where they burnt the effigy.

Addressing the workers, state unit president Ankit Parihar condemned Shah for giving a lesson on patriotism to Gandhi, whose family made sacrifices for the nation. Shah has only shown his mentality, Parihar added. On Monday, in a scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi over the JNU row, BJP chief Amit Shah said he had proved that national interest had no place in his mind and asked if the Congress vice president had joined hands with separatist forces and wanted another division of India.

An attempt was made to defame a leading university in the national capital by turning it into a centre which encourages terrorism and separatism. I want to ask Rahul Gandhi if it would be in national interest had the central government kept quiet? Are you not encouraging traitors by protesting in support of these anti-nationals?, Shah wrote in a blog. Does he want another division of India by giving a free run to separatists in the name of freedom of expression? The kind of statements the Congress vice president and other leaders of his party have made in JNU have proved again that national interest has no place in their mind, Shah said.