Congress invited yet another controversy on Monday after it named one of the main accused in the 2016 JNU Sedition case Kanhaiya Kumar as a speaker at an event commemorating Mahatma Gandhi on his 72nd death martyrdom. In the light of Congress extending support to the Tukde Tukde gang who have raised anti-India slogans during the 2016 events at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, BJP chief Amit Shah launched a scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi.
While addressing a rally in Himachal Pradesh's Una district, Amit Shah slammed Rahul Gandhi and the Congress party for backing the Tukde Tukde Gang and issued an ultimatum saying that people who will speak about breaking India will be put behind prison bars.
Here's what he said:
"Rahul Gandhi pats the back of people who raised anti-India slogans in JNU - Bharat tere tukde honge ek hazaar ek hazaar(India you will be split in on thousand peices). Then they (Congress) tell us that they are for the freedom of expression in the country. Rahul baba you can abuse me, my party and my leader however you want, we will not hinder your freedom of expression, but listen with your ears open, if you talk about breaking India into pieces(Bharat ke tukde), then this Narendra Modi government will not spare. They will be put behind bars."
On Monday, Congress party openly endorsed the Tukde Tukde gang by inviting them as speakers at an event. The All India Congress Committee invited Kanhaiya Kumar who has been named in the 1200 page chargesheet filed by the Delhi police in the 2016 JNU Sedition case.
Along with Kanhaiya Kumar, Shehla Rasid and the likes of Congress leaders Priyanka Chaturvedi, Manish Tewari with RJD leader Manoj Jha and professor Apoorvanand were also scheduled to be the panellists at the seminar commemorating Mahatma Gandhi, which is going to take place in New Delhi on Monday.
However, hours after Republic TV's sensational newsbreak, the Congress party removed the name of Kanhaiya Kumar from the list panelists/speakers at the event.