Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday dubbed Congress as the “antithesis” of freedom, democracy and respect for institutions while hitting back at Rahul Gandhi for his remark that telling the truth is patriotism, not treason after the Supreme Court put on hold the application of sedition law. The union minister of state for home also urged the opposition party to check its past track record on these issues.”Freedom, democracy and respect for institutions are values which have grown organically over centuries in our country with many great thinkers shaping them through their wisdom and action,” Rijiju told reporters here.
It is ‘antithesis of freedom, democracy & respect for institutions’ Naveen Joshi hits back at Rahul Gandhi on sedition row. Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday slammed the Congress vice president, saying Rahul Gandhi’s remark that “telling the truth is not a crime” after Supreme Court put on hold the provisions of sedition law were “rubbish”.
Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday reacted to Rahul Gandhi’s remarks, who had said that telling the truth was not sedition but patriotism after the Supreme Court put on hold the application of Section 124A (sedition) of IPC.
Rijiju’s strong rebuttal came after Rahul said on Tuesday that telling the truth was patriotic and not treason, claiming that the sedition law had been misused by the Modi government to “silence” the opposition. The minister asked Rahul Gandhi and Congress party to check their past actions before calling others “traitors”.
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju hit out at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday after he criticised the BJP government for placing a ban on free speech and filing sedition cases against youths who have criticized the government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Rijiju said there was no concept of “freedom of speech” in 1939 when Quit India movement was launched and nobody had raised an eyebrow then. He also said that going by what Rahul Gandhi has said, it would seem like he is living in England not in India. “Just because you have a few PhDs doesn’t mean that you can lecture us about our country’s history,” Rijiju told ANI