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GFP accuses Congress of double speak on ‘sedition’

Panjim: A day after the Congress youth wing filed complaint against Deputy Chief Minister and Goa Forward Party (GFP) President Vijai Sardesai accusing him of sedition over his ‘weaponising youth’ remark, GFP has accused the opposition of indulging in double speak on the issue of sedition charges under the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Addressing media persons, GFP general secretary Mohandas Lolienkar said that Youth Congress’s action of filing a complaint with the Election Commission and police against Sardesai, goes totally against the assurances given by the Congress high command in its Lok Sabha manifesto, where it has promised to withdraw sedition charges.

“Congress is adopting double standards on the issue. The complaint by Congress has quoted Section 124 A of the IPC, which is sedition, the same offence their high command is opposing ,” he said.

GFP general secretary- Prashant Naik said that they were expecting Congress’s youth wing to support them in their fight against injustice meted out to the local youths, who despite having the required qualification, are not able to apply for the posts advertised by Goa University.

He said that the party is firm on its demand that Goa University withdraw the ongoing recruitment of 82 posts, where it has relaxed 15 years domicile condition. “We want the university to re-advertise the posts,” he added. [H]

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