Borghat (Assam): Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi today said BJP cannot be allowed to play with the future of 8000 students of JNU and his party is with them.
"There are eight thousand students in JNU and of them one thousand are from the North East. We will not allow BJP to spoil their future ... BJP cannot play with the future of eight thouand students," Gandhi said addressing an election rally here in Assam's Nagaon district.
The students have done no wrong, he said adding "we (Congress) are with them."
Sedition charge was slapped against JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar and he was put in jail "but I listened to his 20-minute speech (on February 9) and there is not a single word against the country," Rahul said.
"If they had to arrest anybody, why didn't they catch those two to three people who shouted (anti-India) slogans? Arrest them, put them in jail and charge them with whatever case you want," Gandhi added.