Addressing a public meeting in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh in support of the new citizenship law, Shah said:
In JNU, some boys had raised anti-national slogans. They raised slogans like 'Bharat tere tukde honge ek hazar, inshallah, inshallah'. Should they not be put in jails?
Home Minister Amit Shah: JNU mein kuch ladko ne Bharat virodhi naare lagaye, unhone naare lagaye 'Bharat tere tukde ho ek hazar, inshallah inshallah'. Unko jail main daalna chahiya ya nahi daalna chahiye? Jo desh virodhi naare lagaega uska sthan jail ki saalakhon ke peeche hoga. pic.twitter.com/85yPBZnyS2— ANI (@ANI) January 12, 2020
Shah then turned the attack on Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and said:
Rahul Baba and Kejriwal are saying- save them, save them...Are they your cousin brothers?
It is unclear if he was talking about the protests in 2016 or any recent statements made by the students.