Former BJP turned Congress leader Udit Raj on Wednesday, dismissed the claims of anti-India slogans raised in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) as he opined that nobody has spoken against the motherland and that any lunatic will only speak against his own country. On the JNU row, Raj said that it is an attempt to malign the image of the reputed JNU in order to win elections.
Udit Raj said while speaking with Republic TV, "I haven't heard anybody abusing India. This is a forced narrative. Any insane person will only abuse the motherland. Moreover, a terrorist might also say 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' doesn't mean he becomes an Indian patriot. So these talks do not hold much importance, I don't understand from where did it occur to discuss on this issue. Only lunatic will only abuse his own motherland."
Speaking on the 'Tukde Gang', Udit Raj asked the authorities if they have enough evidence against the people raising anti-India slogans then why haven't they arrested them yet. Raj alleged that there are attempts to tarnish JNU's image, "Why is the Tukde gang not behind bars if the authorities have incriminating evidence? This is just an attempt to malign the image of JNU. Even the JNU students including Kanhaiya Kumar have challenged the authorities to prove that anti-India slogans were raised. Why have they not proved it yet? Winning elections by tarnishing JNU's image is not right. If you have evidence then catch them as you have the IB (Intelligence Bureau), CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation), NIA (National Investigation Agency) under your control," he appended.
Raj's version is in response to Union Home Minister Amit Shah's statement warning people who abuse the nation will be jailed. Shah addressing a poll rally in Loharu, Haryana, said that all those who abuse Bharat Mata will be jailed and anything said against the country will not be tolerated. The Union Home Minister, directing his comments at former President of the Congress, Rahul Gandhi, slammed the ‘Tukde Gang’, stating that “inside Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India is being broken ('Bharat ke tukde ho rahe hain')."