BENGALURU: BJP leaders on Sunday extended their support to the ABVP’s agitation against Amnesty International India. They also criticised Home Minister G Parameshwara and former MP Ramya for their statements on Amnesty and Pakistan, respectively and asked them to take back their statements.
Speaking at Maurya circle, where the protest was held, Union Minister Ananth Kumar said, “Though an FIR has been registered, the police have not made any arrests. On top of it, though the investigations are still underway, the Home Minister himself has come to a conclusion by stating that anti-India slogans weren’t raised at the event. This shows that they have already come to a conclusion in this case.” He said that he would write to Union Minister Rajanath Singh demanding ban on Amnesty International India.
Retired DG&IGP Shankar Bidari, who extended his support to the protest, said, “The Home Minister is trying to divert the investigations. Amnesty International is working in India since 25 years and they have made several attempts to divide the country.”
Actor-politician Jaggesh, taking a dig at Ramya’s statement on Pakistan, said, “Some people are making unnecessary statements just to appease vote banks. And the worst part is, they are doing this at the cost of the nation’s unity.”
Ramya, who had recently visited Pakistan for SAARC summit,said, “The people in Pakistan are very good and lovable. They treated me very well during the summit.”