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Kanhaiya Kumar arrives in Patna, expected to meet Nitish Kumar

Jawaharlal Nehru University students union president Kanhaiya Kumar morning arrived in Patna on Saturday on a two-day visit during which he will address meetings, meet top state leaders and travel to his native village in Begusari district.

india Updated: Apr 30, 2016 16:39 IST
Kanhaiya Kumar with Umar Khalid and other students carried torch parade at JNU campus in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Kanhaiya Kumar with Umar Khalid and other students carried torch parade at JNU campus in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI)

Jawaharlal Nehru University students union president Kanhaiya Kumar morning arrived in Patna on Saturday on a two-day visit during which he will address meetings, meet top state leaders and travel to his native village in Begusari district.

Hundreds of youths, mostly student’s wing members of left parties, welcomed Kanhaiya Kumar when he arrived at Patna airport.

Kanhaiya, who was arrested on the charge of sedition in February in connection with an event on campus against hanging of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised, was released on bail in March.

Kanhaiya is scheduled to meet Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad and other leaders who had supported his campaign against fascist forces.

He is also likely to meet BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha.

Kanhaiya will address a meeting at the SK memorial hall in Patna on May 1 with ‘Azadi’ being the dominant theme of his discourses.

Kanhaiya is also likely to visit his village Bihat in Begusarai to meet his parents.