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Kanhaiya meets Rahul after support over JNU sedition row

Jawaharlal Nehru University student’s union president Kanhaiya Kumar met Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, days after the Congress vice-president attacked the government over a sedition row at the university.

india Updated: Mar 22, 2016 11:31 IST
HT Correspondent
Kanhaiya Kumar

Kanhaiya Kumar was booked and arrested on a charge of involvement in anti-national sloganeering on the JNU campus on February 9. (Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)

Jawaharlal Nehru University student’s union president Kanhaiya Kumar met Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, days after the Congress vice-president attacked the government over a sedition row at the university.

Kanhaiya met Gandhi along with delegations from the JNUSU and the All India Students’ Federation (AISF).

Kanhaiya was booked and arrested on a charge of involvement in anti-national sloganeering on the JNU campus on February 9.

Gandhi has mounted an attack on the government and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, accusing them of crushing voices of dissent of college and university students across the country.

Kanhaiya has garnered support from several politicians, the latest being Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who came under fire for saying that the student leader had several similarities with freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.

Kejriwal had attacked the Centre, too, saying it was at “war” with the students of the country and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “mend his ways”.