Saddened that governance allowed to be tarnished by anarchy, writes BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha on JNU row


Shatrughan Sinha

I am proud of being an Indian, I love and deeply respect my motherland.

l have tremendous faith in our Constitution and have great regard for our dashing, dynamic, action hero Prime Minister. I also assure everyone that BJP is my first and last party.

I am however saddened that institutions and systems of governance have been allowed to be tarnished by anarchy and police inaction. The behaviour of some lawyers friends and inaction of some apparently helpless police personnel presented a very poor image and did not show our government in good light. Wish it could have been avoided.

Also, pressing of very serious “sedition” charges against students, for what might often be overenthusiastic activism in campus reflects a highly ineffective university administration and overzealous police action.

I firmly believe that any anti-national activity has to be dealt with very firmly…I also believe innocents must be saved & spared.

So let us all tread this path with a lot more caution and be a little less judgemental. Hope, wish and pray that Bihari Babu’s views (including his firm belief about this particular son of the soil Bihari boy Kanhaiya) are not construed as being anti-party. Anyway, now even the Police Commissioner of Delhi seems to have endorsed this belief.

Shatrughan Sinha is a BJP MP from Patna Sahib and was a senior minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.