PM endorses Jaitley’s article that targets Nehru on ‘Akhand Bharat’

NEW DELHI: The ruling BJP-led dispensation on Friday stepped up attack against the Congress and Pt Jawaharlal Nehru for ‘amending’ the Constitution in 1951 to restrict Syama Prasad Mookerjee from advocating ‘Akhand Bharat (United India)’ and said this only reflected Congress’ “anti-democratic nature”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his senior ministerial colleague Arun Jaitley made use of the birth anniversary of Syama Prasad Mookerjee, the founder of Jan Sangh, to lambaste Congress and also the country’s first Prime Minister Pt Jawaharlal Nehru.

“Wonderfully written by Arun Jaitleyji highlighting Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s commitment towards a strong and united India as well as the anti-democratic nature of the Congress,” the Prime Minister tweeted hours after Union Minister Mr Jaitley wrote in his Facebook post that “The first amendment to the Constitution in 1951 and the 16th amendment in 1963 imposed further conditions on the Right to Free Speech”. (AGENCIES)