Udupi: “A thorough probe should be initiated on the shouting of anti-national slogans in JNU campus but the police should also verify the video having ABVP activists shouting out anti-national slogans,” said former union minister Janardhan Poojary. He was addressing a press meet at the Congress Bhavan here on February 17.
Poojary said that he condemns the attack on journalists in the court complex of Patiala House. The PMO is silent on MLA O P Sharma’s assault. “I find no mistake of Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and Seethram Yechury visiting JNU campus, and if BJP calls it as politics, then addressing the issues of the students is the job every politician,” he said. Video of Kanhaiya Kumar shows no anti-national statement uttered by him, the GOI should have watched the video and then labeled the anti-national tag. The BJP should also talk on the statements of Yogi Adithyanath, Shakshi Maharaj and others leaders while labeling the anti-national tag.
“Chief Minister Siddaramaiah should auction his watch, like how Prime Minister Narendra Modi had auctioned his suit. The people have forgiven Modi and likewise they will forgive Siddaramaiah. Politicians should not have love for gifts,” he said.
While questioned on the tussle between CM Siddaramaih and former CM Kumaraswamy over the watch issue, Poojary said that the enquiry of Kumaraswamy receiving Rs 150 crore as bribe is still pending in the Supreme Court. The land encroachment of 200 acres in Bidadi and other corruption cases should be addressed by Kumaraswamy. Our leaders had not courage to reopen those cases.
“I have toured the Dakshina Kannada district and there is good opinion about the Congress Party. Jayaprakash Hegde is a good man and injustice has been done to him, but he should not have contested as a rebel candidate,” he added.