Senior Congress leader, Digvijay Singh, on Saturday launched a stinging attack on the BJP, its ideological mentor, the RSS and their sympathisers in media for their ‘hypocrisy’ on the alliance between the PDP and the saffron party in Jammu and Kashmir.
Singh, in a series of tweets, asked if Delhi Police will go after the PDP-BJP alliance in the same way it had arrested students from Jawaharlal Nehru University on sedition charges.
He tweeted, “Delhi Police still couldn’t identify students who raised Pakistan Zindabad slogans in JNU campus. Can they go after BJP/PDP alliance in J&K ?”
His tweet was in reference to the speed with which the Delhi Police had arrested the JNU Students’ Union leader, Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya accusing them of chanting anti-India slogans including sloganeering in favour of Afzal Guru.
PDP, now the BJP’s alliance partner once again, is known for considering Afzal a victim of ‘travesty of justice.’
BJP and PDP on Friday announced they will form government in the valley with Mehbooba Mufti being the new chief minister.
The veteran Congress leader asked, “Does the formation of BJP/PDP alliance in J&K have the blessings of Mohan Bhagwat ji?Has RSS/BJP changed their opinion on Afzal Guru hanging? Would Mohan Bhagwat ji and his disciples please explain the definition of Nationalism in context of PDP’s opposition to hanging of Afzal Guru?”
Singh also took a dig at Times Now’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami for his silence on the BJP’s alliance with PDP.
He said, “Would Arnab please explain to us his or RSS’ definition of Nationalism in context of Afzal Guru hanging? Any comments from Modi Digital Army? Or we should just accept it as the old adage “King can do no wrong” “RSS/BJP does no wrong”! Satyamev Jayate ?”
BJP, its supporters on social media and certain news channels had run a concerted campaign against the arrested JNU students on sedition charges. They were also accused of running doctored videos to prove the arrested students guilty of sedition.
But, Singh, said that he was convinced that ‘the whole JNU incident was meticulously planned by ABVP to start National vs Anti National Debate in India.’