Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis attacks Congress on its poll promise to scrap sedition law
Launching a scathing attack on the Congress, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday said the Opposition party which sheds tears for the "tukde tukde gang" wanted to scrap the sedition law to strengthen the anti-national forces in the country.
Canvassing for Nagpur BJP candidate and Union minister Nitin Gadkari, the chief minister slammed the Congress over its poll manifesto which has promised review of the controversial Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) and repeal of sedition law.
"The Congress manifesto talks about withdrawing the Army from Kashmir and ending the special powers granted to the forces there. Why do you want to remove their special rights? That right is given to the Army to neutralise terrorists and infiltrators, and to jail stone-peltors who work at the behest of Pakistan," he said.