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Rajnath's Remark on JNU Event is a 'Serious Allegation': Left

Published: 15th February 2016 12:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th February 2016 12:32 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Left parties today said Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's statement that JNU event had received support from terror outfit LeT was a "serious allegation" and demanded that he share evidences in support of his claim.

CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, who was part of the Left Front-JD(U) delegation that had met Singh yesterday over JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar's arrest, said the minister did not mention anything about LeT founder Hafeez Saeed to the opposition leaders during the meeting.

"The Union Home Minister has made a very serious allegation about terrorists 'backing' JNU protests. We hope that he has concrete proof," he said in a series of tweets.

"Considering the gravity of the charge made by no less than the Union Home Minister, we would like him to share the evidence with the country," he tweeted.

Stating that Rajnath Singh did not mention anything about Hafiz Saeed to the delegation, Yechury said it "seemed to be a case of shifting goal posts with the sole design of tarnishing JNU."

CPI national secretary D Raja also asked Singh to share the details and added, "if his (Singh's) ministry has such evidence, let there be a credible probe."

Home Minister Rajnath Singh had earlier in the day claimed that the JNU event in the memory of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru had received "support" from terror outfit LeT's founder Hafiz Saeed, a statement that sparked a political row with opposition parties asking him to provide evidence.

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