Published On: Wed, Feb 17th, 2016

Uttarakhand Congress to protest against BJP on Feb 19 over JNU row

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Dehradun: Claiming that the Jawaharlal Nehru University row was an attempt of the BJP to “disrupt the peaceful atmosphere of the varsity and close down the renowned institution”, the Congress unit of Uttarakhand on Tuesday said that it would hold a protest against the BJP on February 19.

Congress state chief Kishore Upadhyay said that the BJP was using ABVP to “create differences between people and students for political mileage.” He strongly criticized the statements of senior BJP leaders on the JNU crisis saying, “The reactions by BJP leaders clearly indicate their plan to create differences among people.”

Upadhyay said that Congress was strongly opposed to any anti-national activity.

“However, the BJP-led government rather than arresting ABVP members, who raised slogans against the country, is acting against people from opposition parties,” said the Congress leader.

Congress brass also slammed the BJP-led NDA government for “meting out a step-brotherly treatment” towards Uttarakhand. Chief of Dehradun Congress Prithviraj Chauhan said that though all five Lok Sabha MPs of Uttarakhand are from BJP, the Central government has done nothing for the Himalayan state.

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