New Delhi [India], Apr. 3 : Reacting sharply to the Kolkata's Jadavpur University row, where azaadi slogans were raised by the students as a mark of protest against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said the incident reflects the frustration of the Left who are worried about the popularity of the RSS.
"This is not a new thing. The elephant keeps walking as the dogs keep barking. RSS is a big organization and is expanding in Bengal and this is why they all are worried and frustrated," BJP leader Subramanian Swamy told ANI.
Azaadi slogans were echoed by the students of Kolkata's Jadavpur University yesterday demanding freedom from the RSS.
The students of the University were seen holding placards which read: "Yogi is the new Trump...Brahminical version of white supremacy" and they raised slogans like "Azadi", "Halla Bol" and "RSS door hatao".
The Azaadi slogans were raised by the students in front of the Academy of Fine Arts where an international seminar on persecution of minority Hindu Buddhist Christians in Bangladesh was going on.
"This protest is against the RSS' conducting of seminar on the issue of minorities in Bangladesh. We think the same RSS which has been the reason for the deaths of thousands in Godhra, in Muzaffarnagar cannot address the minority issue.
We doubt their credibility, rather we think they are here to evoke communal sentiments and pitting one against the other.
So we are protesting here," a student and United Students Democratic Front (USDF) member told ANI..