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BJP To Corner AAP Govt In Delhi Assembly Over JNU Sedition Case

Written By Press Trust Of India | Mumbai | Published:

AAP's "drama" over grant of full statehood and the delay in granting sanction for prosecution in the JNU sedition case will be highlighted to corner the government during Delhi Assembly's budget session which starts on February 22, BJP leader Vijendra Gupta on Thursday said. 

Gupta, who is also the Leader of Opposition in the House said the BJP will force the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government to answer about the delay in granting sanction for prosecution in the JNU sedition case.

The Delhi Police in January filed a charge sheet against former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in the sedition case registered in 2016.

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The police also charged former JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya for allegedly shouting anti-India slogans during an event on the university campus on February 9, 2016, to commemorate the hanging of Parliament-attack mastermind Afzal Guru. 

Delhi Police has sought permission from the city government for prosecution in the case which is still pending.

Gupta said BJP legislators will also raise the issue of telephone calls being made to voters to mislead them that their names have been deleted from electoral rolls in Delhi.

The "drama" of ruling AAP over full statehood will also be highlighted in the budget session, Gupta said.

"This is an excuse by Kejriwal government to avoid answering questions over its failures in past four years," Gupta told reporters.

After Patiala High Court told the Delhi police to obtain sanction for its 2016 JNU case charge sheet from the Arvind Kejriwal government, the Delhi chief minister has given a statement over the issue, claiming that the case is being "studied" by the government.

While speaking to the media, Kejriwal expressed his dubiety, considering the timing of the charge sheet being filed ahead of the Parliamentary elections. 

He said, "The case is being studied by the government. The Police took three years to file the charge sheet and they filed it without permission, ahead of elections, so it raises many questions."  

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