RSS ideologue and part-time director of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) S Gurumurthy’s comment ‘JNU’s DNA is anti India’ has triggered massive controversy. He also suggested to shut down JNU as a solution.
Gurumurthy made the remarks at the annual day celebrations of Tughlaq magazine founded by late Cho Ramasamy and currently being edited by him on Tuesday.
Jawaharlal Nehru University’s DNA has always been “against this country” ever since its inception in 1969 and the institution should be “shut down” if efforts to “reform” it does not succeed, he said.
"JNU came into being during Indira Gandhi’s tenure and it slowly turned anti-Congress and then against the country in 1982. That is when the institute was closed for 43 days,” Gurumurthy said in the presence of Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Tamil star Rajinikanth.
“JNU’s DNA has always been against this country and it is well known. The institution should be reformed and if it can’t be done then it should be closed down. That is the truth,” he told the gathering in response to a question posed by a reader. He also accused the media of not “bringing out the truth” on JNU as “those in the industry are scared” that people may not call them “liberals” and “secularists.”
Gurumurthy’s comments against the JNU are the latest from those associated with BJP and RSS.