New Delhi: Under attack from BJP in the JNU row, Congress today hit back, accusing the Narendra Modi dispensation of being “anti-JNU” and wanting to close it down while targeting Left and progressive forces.
“This govt is anti-JNU & wants to shut down the Univ. They’re using this as a trigger to target Left-liberal & progressive forces,” Congress spokesman Manish Tewari tweeted.
In an apparent reference to the arrest of JNU students‘ union president Kanhaiya Kumar, Tewari said, “Law of sedition is very clear & they’ll never be able to substantiate charges under the sedition law.”
Tiwari insisted that “freedom of speech and expression is circumscribed by reasonable restriction”.
Hitting out at Rahul Gandhi and other opposition leaders who have criticised the arrest of the JNU student leader, BJP had earlier alleged that they were speaking in the voice of terror outfit LeT which was an “insult” to the martyrs and would boost the morale of anti-national forces.