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

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September 12, 2018

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


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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