Country fooled in the name of Gujarat model: Kanhaiya Kumar

Kanhaiya, who shot to fame following his arrest in a sedition case over a speech earlier this year, was denied permission to address the media at the Circuit House by the government.

By: PTI | Ahmedabad | Published:August 15, 2016 10:18 pm
Kanhaiya Kumar, a Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student union leade. Reuters/Adnan Abidi Kanhaiya visited Una in Gir Somnath district to attend the Independence Day celebration organised by the Dalit groups. (File)

In a veiled attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, JNU student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar  on Monday said the country had been “fooled in the name of Gujarat model of development”. He also targeted RSS, saying that those following “Sangh and Manuwadi ideology” were scared of “voices of democracy”.

Kanhaiya today visited Una in Gir Somnath district to attend the Independence Day celebration organised by the Dalit groups protesting against last month’s incident involving the cow vigilantes. It was his first visit to Gujarat, he said.

“After coming here, I came to know how the country was fooled in the name of Gujarat model of development. Came to Gujarat to participate in Dalit Yatra in Una,” he told reporters here.

Kanhaiya, who shot to fame following his arrest in a sedition case over a speech earlier this year, was denied permission to address the media at the Circuit House by the government.

Subsequently he addressed reporters outside the Circuit House amidst tight police security. “Want to express my anger that on the Independence Day, a citizen of this country has no freedom to address the media which is a matter of great concern.

“To disallow to hold a press conference is an attack on democracy, and today, on the Independence Day, such action shows that those who follow the Sangh ideology, those who carry Manuwadi mindset, are frightened of the voices of democracy,” he said.

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    Inidna
    Aug 15, 2016 at 5:12 pm
    for traitors IE, even what kanhayia say is a news, pathetic, better you join prosution.
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    laxmi
    Aug 15, 2016 at 11:37 pm
    Aap leaders, kanheya kumar ,vemula mum and hardik are damaging social fabric of india.
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    laxmi
    Aug 15, 2016 at 11:48 pm
    Noone can fool indian people indian people are wise enough to understand the politics behind every aandolan. Its only the drama you creating as you dont like Modi Govt as they are not giving you jnu people muft ki roti.
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    Dhanaji Musale
    Aug 15, 2016 at 5:15 pm
    What ..IE is publishing news from Khanhaiya... what the level of news you are publishing ...
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    Indian
    Aug 15, 2016 at 5:25 pm
    IE become low cheap guys like others by publishing like this bloody dogs instead of this go and get news in toilet
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    Raghav
    Aug 15, 2016 at 5:22 pm
    This joker kk promised he will p out of JNU soon, any idea if he has or still wasting public resources? I'm even surprised this man gets press coverage. What a waste.
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    Shishir
    Aug 16, 2016 at 12:59 pm
    I dont understand why this man is in the news, Indian express is very reputed news network, it is not expected from indian express to give this man space in their news article.
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    Sudhanshu Kumar
    Aug 15, 2016 at 5:04 pm
    Kanhaiya Kumar, you are also a fool.
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