Differences in Left led to the rise of ABVP in JNU: Kanhaiya Kumar

Kumar made the comments while speaking at a symposium on ‘The assault on thought’, organised by the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (SAHMAT).

By: Express News Service | Delhi | Updated: March 21, 2016 2:30 pm
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JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, a member of the CPI’s All India Students Federation (AISF), Sunday said “fractures” among Left organisations had led to the rise of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in the university.

Kumar made the comments while speaking at a symposium on ‘The assault on thought’, organised by the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (SAHMAT).

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“Since everyone here today has stressed on the importance of Jai Bhim-Lal Salaam, I will also point out its importance. At JNU, we discussed how to increase the solidarity between Ambedkarite and Left student parties. The Left Progressive Front — a collection of smaller Left and Ambedkarite groups — was an attempt at this. Unfortunately, this party was dubbed an opportunist party and all the Left student wings contested elections independently and antagonised one another. This allowed the ABVP to benefit from the fractures and gain power in JNU,” said Kumar.

Referring to the ‘Occupy UGC’ movement, he said these “fractures” were the reasons the movement had not been able to strike at the core issues successfully. Kumar concluded by saying that the unity of the ideologies of Bhagat Singh, B R Ambedkar, Jyotiba Phule and Mahatma Gandhi were required to combat communal forces.

Quoting Gandhi, he said, “The freedom of expression is the basic essence of democracy.”

Other speakers at the event included senior Supreme Court lawyer Chander Udai Singh, former JNUSU president and JNUTA member Rohit Azad and DUTA president Nandita Narain.

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    arun dass
    Mar 21, 2016 at 10:01 am
    Desdrohi kanheiya !!!! have u not got any Lal m yet ......
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    1. Harmeet Singh
      Mar 21, 2016 at 4:08 am
      Muslims in general will side with every force that wants to break India.
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      1. Harmeet Singh
        Mar 21, 2016 at 4:55 am
        no doubt u r from religion of peace
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        1. Raju Menon
          Mar 21, 2016 at 2:05 am
          Now bunch of commie kids are giving lessons on democracy. :) Do these guys know that communism is false democracy, false economy, false promises, and false sense of unity? Frankly, these commies are lost that they don't know they are lost!!!
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          1. Wate Rearth
            Mar 24, 2016 at 5:14 pm
            Universities have become fertile ground for maoists and communists like Kanhaiya who are spreading anti-national ideas among students.
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