ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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POLITICS-Who Is Anti-National

Who Is 'Anti-National'? UNION home minister Buta Singh's 'clarification' of his reported observations against the Andhra Pradesh chief minister N T Rama Rao during his recent visit to Guntur makes the whole situation much worse and shows the union home minister as even more irresponsible than he was presumed to be when he was reported to have described the Andhra Pradesh chief minister as 'anti-national'. In his 'clarification', the union home minister has now said that he never characterised N T Rama Rao as 'anti-national', but that he had charged him with extending support to and canvassing in by-elections on behalf of political parties which were 'anti- national'. Thus, instead of levelling grave charges against an individual the union home minister has levelled charges against political parties. Specifically he has also helpfully mentioned Rama Rao's recent campaign in Nagaland where he spoke from the platform of the Naga National Democratic Party (NNDP) in Dimapur and Kohima.

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