Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi (File Photo)

A BJP MLA from Rajasthan has called Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi a “traitor” and said he should be “hanged” and “shot” for ‘supporting “anti-national” students at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

According to a report in Indian Express, BJP leader Kailash Chaudhary, the MLA from Barmer’s Baytoo constituency, while addressing farmers’ rally on Wednesday demanded an apology from the Congress vice-president and sought his resignation.

“Some people…raised slogans praising Afzal Guru, about breaking India and of Pakistan Zindabad…and if Rahul Gandhi, who is called the Congress’ rajkumar, goes and sides with these people…stands with them and supports them…it is treason.” he said to the gathering.

Chaudhary didn’t stop here, lambasting congress for siding with anti-national students, he added ‘ “Rahul Gandhi is a traitor…such a traitor should be punished…should be hanged …and shot,” he added.

The video recording of the MLAs speech was widely circulated on Whatsapp and other social media platforms.

Meanwhile Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee president Sachin Pilot while reacting to Chaudhary’s statement said that it exposes the “BJP’s real character”. Calling it a criminal act, he demanded that the BJP immediately suspend the MLA and initiate legal proceedings.

(With Agency Inputs)