Kanhaiya takes on Modi, calls his govt ‘anti-peo­ple’

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NEW DELHI: Slam­ming the govern­ment of PM Naren­dra Modi as “anti-peo­ple”, Kanhaiya Ku­mar said on Fri­day that the “stu­dent move­ment” would con­tinue till the rul­ing al­liance was thrown out of power. Speak­ing to HT on Fri­day night at the JNU cam­pus, Ku­mar also made it clear that as a “left­ist cadre”, he would re­main en­gaged in pol­i­tics and do what his or­gan­i­sa­tion — the All In­dia Stu­dent Fed­er­a­tion — would ask him to do.

CPM leader Si­taram Yechury said the JNU stu­dent pres­i­dent would can­vass for the Left in this year’s West Ben­gal polls.

Asked what the goal of the stu­dents’ cam­paign was and if it would end with the re­lease of fel­low stu­dents, Ku­mar said, “This move­ment is for rights and jus­tice. You must see it as part of a larger strug­gle — in FTII, the tol­er­ance-in­tol­er­ance de­bate, the Oc­cupy UGC move­ment, what hap­pened in Dadri, the Hyderabad episode and then JNU... the move­ment will con­tinue till the end of this govern­ment. Peo­ple will keep com­ing to­gether.”

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Stu­dents’ union leader Kanhaiya Ku­mar at JNU in New Delhi on Fri­day.

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