Kanhaiya effect? Kejriwal demands ‘azadi from interfering Centre, L-G’

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 05, 2016 12:13 IST
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal attacked the centre and the Lt. Governor on Twitter (HT File Photo)

Chants of ‘azadi’ that dominated in JNUSU leader Kanhaiya Kumar’s rousing speech on Thursday, has been used by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to demand freedom from the “interferences” of the lieutenant governor and the Centre in the functioning of his government.

Kejriwal, who has repeatedly voiced his support for Kumar and the JNU agitation, on Friday interpreted ‘Azadi’ (freedom) as a citizenry free to take decisions and politics devoid of arrogance.

“What do we demand? Azaadi (Freedom). Azaadi from the interference of Lt Governor. Azaadi from the interference of Centre. Azaadi for people to take decisions. Azaadi from political arrogance,” Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.

Kumar has won accolades from non-BJP leaders for his speech , which also made waves on social media, in which he took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the RSS-BJP combine.

Kejriwal, who tweeted “What a brilliant speech by Kanhaiya” even as the latter was speaking, said, “I told you several times Modi ji (Prime Minister), don’t mess with students. Modi ji did not pay heed.”

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