New Delhi/Nagpur: Going overboard and issuing an inflammatory statement proved nemesis for a BJP youth leader as he was expelled from the party forthright. Kuldeep Varshney of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) who had said that he will pay Rs 5 lakh to anyone who cuts off Jawaharlal Nehru Students Union President Kanhaiya Kumar’s tongue faced the axe for the barb. Varshney had further said that Kanhaiya should be punished for speaking against PM Narendra Modi and BJP. He has been expelled by the BJP for six years.
Meanwhile, a fringe group, which calls itself Purvanchal Sena, announced a reward of Rs 11 lakh to shoot JNU student leader. The posters of the announcement were seen at the Press Club.
Some “Poorvanchal Sena” announces reward of 11 lakh to Shoot JNU student Leader Kanhaiya, posters put at Press Club. pic.twitter.com/smeZpOFMr7
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Kanhaiya gave a fiery speech at JNU on Thursday after his release from jail. He also took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that he has many differences with the latter, but agrees with the tweet- “Satyameva Jayate”.
“The present ruling dispensation at the Centre is anti-people. If you will speak against them, its cyber cell would come out with doctored video and charge you with sedition,” he added.
The JNUSU President on Friday evening addressed the media saying that it was Rohith Vemula, and not Afzal Guru who was his icon. He said: “People from all walks of life supported us. I want to tell everyone and those who are taxpayers of this country that JNU students are patriotic and not anti-nationals. It is an attempt to defame our university. JNU has never and will never support anything unconstitutional. Video can be doctored, but not Constitution,” he said. “Sacrifice of farmers, jawans and Rohith Vemula will not go wasted. Whenever a revolution started, government tried to suppress it. The sedition law was made by British to suppress us,” he added. Referring Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kumar said, “We don’t have any personal grudges against you. We have ideological differences.”
On the Afzal Guru issue, he said, “As a JNUSU President, I call him a citizen of India who was prosecuted by the Indian law. For me Rohith Vemula is icon, not Afzal Guru.” He also announced that he will campaign for upcoming Kerala and West Bengal Assembly polls for the Left Front. However, denying that he is a politician, he said, “I’m a student, not politician. Glad that JNU chose me.”