'Those who killed thought process of Mahatma Gandhi and those who are inheritors of thought process of Nathu Ram Godse (who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi) need not teach the nation and the Congress new definition of patriotism,' Congress spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala said.

He said the Congress has a history of fighting terrorism and its leaders have made the supreme sacrifice for the unity and integrity of the country.

He accused the Narendra Modi government of trying to suppress the voices of youth and students. He said anyone who had committed a wrong at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) should be punished, but 'it's not true at all that anyone who raises voice against the Modi government is anti-national'.

'There is freedom of expression in the country. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has similar views,' Surjewala said. The government, he said, "should abandon the path of suppressing voices opposed to it" and focus on governance.


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