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