Open to debate on JNU: Modi

Narendra ModiPrime Minister Narendra Modi has told Opposition parties that he is ready to clarify all issues during the Parliament Budget session.  “I m Prime Minister of the country and not to BJP alone” he said at the all party meeting convened to discuss business of both the Houses. The raging controversy found an echo at the meeting  with opposition leaders speaking against the sedition case slapped on the arrested student leader and government asserting that slogans raised by students were “highly objectionable”.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu told media that government is open to debating the JNU row in Parliament during the upcoming Budget Session starting February 23. The Prime Minister himself said it (government) will address the concerns raised by the opposition, he averred..

“We will respond to the issues raised by the opposition and address them… I hope the congenial mood here will be translated into action in Parliament,” Modi told the meeting.

Naidu said there was a general consensus that Parliament should run smoothly.

Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said his party “disassociates” with all such students who shouted slogans attacking India’s unity and Constitution but insisted that there was no proof of sedition against Kanhaiya Kumar, the arrested JNU Student Union president.

“There is no proof of sedition against him,” he said.

Medaram Jathara

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