Kejriwal must tell Delhi why is he supporting those who want to break India: Nadda

PTI New Delhi | Updated on January 27, 2020

JP Nadda, BJP President (File photo)   -  THE HINDU

BJP president JP Nadda accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of “supporting those who want to break India”, as he raised the issue of AAP government not giving police the permission to prosecute ex-JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in a sedition case.

He also sought to know from the AAP national convener “whether acting against anti-nationals would hurt his vote bank”.

“Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and other anti-India forces raised seditious slogans like ‘Bharat tere tukde honge’ in JNU. They were threatening to violate India’s sovereignty. Law enforcement agencies moved in, investigated the matter and in January 2019 were ready to file a chargesheet,” Nadda tweeted.

“They (police) sought Kejriwal’s permission to prosecute this ‘tukde tukde’ gang, but one year later, till yesterday, no permission was granted. Kejriwal must tell Delhi why is he supporting those who want to break India? Is it because acting against these anti-nationals will hurt his vote bank,” he wrote.

In its campaign for the February 8 assembly polls in the national capital, the BJP has often raised the issue of the AAP government not grating the Delhi Police its nod to prosecute the accused in the case of raising seditious slogans in the Jawaharlal Nehru University.

On January 14, the police had filed a chargesheet in the court against Kanhaiya Kumar and others, including former JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, saying they were leading a procession and supported the seditious slogans raised on the campus during an event on February 9, 2016.

A court is Delhi has directed the police to get the requisite nod by February 19.

Published on January 27, 2020

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