New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Saturday launched a scathing attack on the opposition leaders for advocating scrapping of sedition law. (Full coverage on Lok Sabha Polls)
Taking a jibe while addressing a Lok Sabha Elections 2019 rally in national capital, he said, “Kejriwal doesn’t say it, but he wants the sedition law should go. Later, when someone will spy on us at the behest of Pakistan, under which charge will you send them to jail?”
Adding, the BJP president said, the people who raise ‘tukde tukde’ slogans will remain in jail till the Modi government is there. “Slogans were raised in JNU, ‘Bharat tere tukde ho ek hazar, insha allah insha allah’. Narendra Modi government put them behind bars under sedition law. If you scrap Sedition Law how will you put them behind bars?” Shah was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Further, he said, “Kejriwal doesn’t say it, but he wants the sedition law should go. Later, when someone will spy on us at the behest of Pakistan, under which charge will you send them to jail?”
He also took a dig at Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and said, “Kejriwal and Gandhi were worried about their vote bank but the Modi government’s Pak policy is clear. If they fire a bullet at us, we will launch a mortar at them,” he said.
Asking Gandhi and Kejriwal to make their stand clear on National Conference leader Omar Abdullah’s demand for a separate prime minister for Kashmir, he said, “I have been asking them for 22 days if there should be a separate prime minister for Jammu and Kashmir. They’re mum because they think their voters will desert them.”
“Kashmir is the crown of India. No one take it away from India till the BJP is there,” he said.
The BJP president was campaigning in Delhi for Lok Sabha polls. He appealed the electors to vote for Union Minister Harsh Vardhan, who is the BJP candidate from the Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha seat, and Hans Raj Hans, its Northwest Delhi nominee.
The seven LS seats in the national capital will vote on May 12. The counting of votes is scheduled for May 23.