News Kanhaiya Kumar Says Narendra Modi Can’t 'Divert' People From High Petrol Prices, Unemployment And Corruption Anymore

Kanhaiya Kumar Says Narendra Modi Can’t 'Divert' People From High Petrol Prices, Unemployment And Corruption Anymore

In an interview, Kanhaiya Kumar explains why he thinks Narendra Modi's 'Divert And Rule' politics is over.


Huffpost - September 12, 2018


NEW DELHI — Rumour has it that Kanhaiya Kumar will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election from his home district of Begusarai in Bihar.

If true, his running for a Member of Parliament seat would be the third milestone in the short but eventful political life of the 31-year-old who, in a span of two years, has gone from being a Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student activist to a Communist Party of India (CPI) leader.

In 2016, Kumar was accused of raising pro-Afzal Guru slogans and sedition by the Modi government. His arrest triggered the biggest public outcry since Mohammad Akhlaq's lynching the year before. It came a month after Rohith Vemula, a Dalit student, hanged himself after he was expelled from the University of Hyderabad.

Two years after the incident that gave rise to the right-wing labelling everyone in JNU as 'anti-national', the Delhi police are yet to file a charge sheet against Kumar.

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