BJP national general secretary CT Ravi has demanded that Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) be renamed as Swami Vivekananda University.

Ravi, who is not new to making controversial remarks, on Monday tweeted, “It was Swami Vivekananda who stood for the idea of ‘Bharat’. His philosophy and values signify the ‘Strength of Bharat’. It is only right that Jawaharlal Nehru University be renamed as Swami Vivekananda University. Life of Bharat’s patriotic saint will inspire generations to come.”

Just four days ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had virtually unveiled a statue of Swami Vivekananda on the JNU campus.

Speaking on the occasion, Modi had said that people may have ideological differences, but ideology should be seen supporting and not opposing the nation in matters of national interest.

The Prime Minister had said that the statue will inspire everyone and instill courage and compassion that Swami Vivekananda wanted to see in people.

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