Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu called H Raja's remarks "unacceptable"

Venkaiah scolds TN BJP leader for asking D Raja to shoot his daughter
news Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 20:15

BJP national secretary from Tamil Nadu, H Raja came under fire from Union parliamentary affairs minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday over his remark that CPI leader D Raja should shoot his daughter for taking part in `anti-national protests' at Jawaharlal Nehru University.

The Times of India reports that Naidu spoke to media ahead of the budget session and said, "The statement that has appeared is not acceptable to us. He may have strong views on patriotism and national unity but no one has the right to say any such thing,"

"BJP does not approve of the purported statement made by H Raja. There should not be personal criticism," he said, adding, "There should be decent criticism."

H Raja, a former MLA and now the party's official in-charge of Kerala, also headed for polls with Tamil Nadu, has been Modi's speech translator in Tamil since the 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign.

D Raja too dismissed H Raja's statement saying he was proud of his daughter and that she was a nationalist.