JNU issue rattles BJP, Modi meets senior leaders

jnu_475The raging political row over police action at the Jawaharlal Nehru University has pushed the central government to a corner and in an attempt to wriggle out, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has held series of meetings with top party leaders. He met Amit Shah, BJP president and ministers- Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj, at his residence to take stock of the current political situation. Though party sources maintained that the meeting centred round ensuing budget session of Parliament, the JNU row, which is expected to have its echo,  has been discussed in depth, it is learnt. Congress and the Left have strongly criticized the handling of sensitive issue and squarely blamed Centre for hurting the sentiments of students. Home Minister Rajnath Singh countered the Opposition saying Rahul Gandhi and Sitaram Yechury have been indirectly inciting hatred among the young minds and making the world class institution a centre for anti-national activity.

Quoting sources, a report in PTI said -BJP has defended the police action against the students allegedly involved in shouting anti-India slogans and accused the opposition parties of speaking in the voice of terror group LeT founder Hafiz Sayeed.

Rajnath Singh’s comments today that the controversial event at the JNU had received support from the LeT has further polarised the political discourse around it.

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