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Congress leader Ashok Gehlot says BJP’s blood pressure shoots up over JNU

On Monday students of the JNU marched to Parliament to protest on hostel fee hike. Students clashed with police during the protest

Jaipur: On Tuesday taking a dig at the BJP government over the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) protest, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said some people’s blood pressure shoots up at the mention of the country’s first prime minister.

“BJP is after JNU,” he said while addressing reporters, in reference to the BJP-led Centre.

Gehlot said “Wherever Jawaharlal Nehru’s name comes up, their blood pressure shoots up. These people take action against them and this tradition is not right,”.

On Monday students of the JNU marched to Parliament to protest on hostel fee hike. Students clashed with police during the protest.

Meanwhile, the students alleged that they were baton-charged by police, top officials of the force denied it.

Rajasthan CM alleged that the NDA government wants to do politics by belittling the legacy of leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi, among others, and want to mislead the new generation through social media.

Gehlot also accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his team of ignoring the country’s great legends like Maulana Azad and Bhimrao Ambedkar, he said: “such traditions are not good and not in the interest of the nation”.

“I would appeal to the prime minister to change his thoughts and give credit to those who contributed to the development of the country and also tell the citizens about it,” he added.

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