Kanhaiya Kumar’s speech: Here are the top 10 quotes

Kanhaiya Kumar in his fiery speech took a dig at PM Modi, the BJP, Smriti Irani and RSS along with emphasizing his stand on wanting "freedom in India, not freedom from India".

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 4, 2016 4:50 pm
kanhaiya kumar, kanhaiya kumar speech, kanhaiya kumar bail, jnu row, jnu sedition, kanhaiya speech, kanhaiya kumar jnu, india news, delhi news, kanhayia kumar speech video Kanhaiya Kumar, a Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student union leader, gestures as he addresses a meet inside JNU campus in New Delhi, India, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, after being freed on an interim bail, returned to JNU campus on Thursday night and addressed the gathering with a power-packed speech.

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The student leader in his fiery address took a dig at PM Modi, the BJP, Smriti Irani and RSS along with emphasizing his stand on wanting “freedom in India, not freedom from India”. Here are the top 10 quotes from his speech:

# We will fight for Umar (Khalid) and Anirban (Bhattacharya). Let the courts decide what is ‘deshdroh’ (anti-national) and what is ‘deshbhakti’ (patriotism), Madam Smriti Irani will not decide this because we are not her children.

# Modiji was talking about Stalin and Khrushchev in Parliament. When I heard him speaking I felt like jumping into the TV screen, grabbing his suit and saying — ‘Modiji, please speak about Hitler a little’. Forget about Hitler, talk about Mussolini whose black cap you wear, who (RSS founder M S) Golwalkar sahab went to meet.

kanhaiya kumar, kanhaiya kumar speech, kanhaiya kumar bail, jnu row, jnu sedition, kanhaiya speech, kanhaiya kumar jnu, india news, delhi news, kanhayia kumar speech video Out on bail, Kanhaiya Kumar addresses students at JNU on Thursday evening, says he is talking to the nation. Tashi Tobgyal

# They said I raised slogans about freedom. They asked me why I wanted freedom from India. But I want to set this straight. I do not want freedom from India, but freedom in India.

# Modiji tweeted Satyamev Jayate. I also say ‘PMji, I have huge differences in opinion with you, but Satyamev Jayate is from the Constitution. Today, I also say to you Satyamev Jayate’.

# A BJP MP in parliament said that ‘jawans are dying on the border’. I want to ask you. Is your brother there? In this country, the crores of farmers who are dying.

# Do not try to separate the constable, the farmer, the soldier, poor people like me, by creating distorted binaries. I salute the soldiers but have you ever thought of their families, the families of farmers who are forced to commit suicide?

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# I told my mother that she took a nice dig at Modiji. But my mother said she was not taking a dig at him, she was only expressing her pain. Those who understand that pain, cry, and those who do not understand, laugh.

# If you speak against this anti-people government, then their cyber-cell will send doctored videos, they will abuse you and count how many condoms there are in your dustbin.

# 69 per cent of the country do not believe in your (BJP) ideology. Even the 31 per cent who voted for you were fooled by your jumla. We Indians forget easily but we still remember all the ‘jumla’ used during election campaign.

# All this was planned. All this was planned to derail the movement seeking justice for Rohith Vemula and Occupy UGC (the recent agitation against the proposed scrapping of PhD fellowships). I have not said this before, but my family earns Rs 3,000 a month. Without JNU, I would not be able to do a PhD.

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    Mar 5, 2016 at 7:30 am
    Bhakts consider this.. 10 mins of slogans, no voilence, got him 20 days in jail, got him bed as an anti-national, was roughed up by self-certifying patriots. The home ministry imagined the Hafiz Sayeed link. He was also almost declared the biggest threat to national security based on doctored videos. Elsewhere, 0 kms from NCR, a bunch of rioters held a state hostage for 10 days,disrupted water supply, arsoned public ets, gang-raped women, looted private property, broke into ATMs, robbed and killed innocents. The ever - vigilant Home ministry remains clueless and has nothing to say in the matter. The rioters are also rewarded with RESERVATION. Awesome governance, achche din are here indeed.
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      Mar 7, 2016 at 10:19 am
      Idots like you Kanhaiya have all the aazadi in this country because you know you have nothing to loose, your family income is around 3000/month at the age of 28 you are still continuing you studies , so you have taken a superb step to get por and rich .. AND people like us fund you by paying tax.. what else you want ..??
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        Haradhan Mandal
        Mar 4, 2016 at 12:05 pm
        He is so inspiring (and electrifying with his intellect too). He has brought back so much HOPE AGAIN in just few days in the days /decades of FAKE EVERYTHING - I only NOW feel pity for these low IQ 'sanghi's and their supporters'. So long there will be Kanhaiya Kumar and his young friends , there will be HOPE about this country.
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          Vinutha IYER
          Mar 4, 2016 at 11:35 pm
          KANHAIYA Kumar is out to destroy brahminism and of course brahmins. Brahmin scoundrels should not allow that!
          1. S
            Mar 4, 2016 at 11:42 am
            Why this guy gets so much media attention i dont understand... he is not worth it..
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              Ashish Nazar
              Mar 4, 2016 at 12:10 pm
              The speech is really good. But look at the intension and everything is crystal clear. First do antinational activities and then to cover up give patriotic speech. The sequence of events since last one year looks to be steadily unwinding. First creat dadri kand and shout on the top, then writers returns medals and show atmphere of intolerence, then rohit vemulla happens. He was probabely wanted or umed to be half dead but accidently ends up as dead and hue and cry naturraly followed. Kejriwal and rahul tickets to hyderabad probabely advance booked before the hanging date. Then latest is kanayya episode in jnu. The DM appointed by delhi govt took 15 days to approach zee tv and within 8 hrs hesubmit report of doctoring the tape. Zee news never given videos to DM but given to police. So looking at the sequenceof events its a game of chaos theory. Let see if people falls trap to this ploy. The skeletons of ishrat jaha is coming out of cup board, so truth in all above incidences will come out sooner or later.
              1. A
                Mar 4, 2016 at 10:36 pm
                He is playing stooge to the left and congress. The presutes are trying to make a hero out of him. This Kanhaiya Kumar says he needs azadi from poverty,etc., but never speaks of azadi from terrorism, maoist attacks, UPA scams, etc. He has already been reprimanded by the HC and is out on conditional bail. Youths like him are trying to spread the epidemic of anti nationalism in name of azadi.
                1. A
                  Mar 5, 2016 at 8:44 am
                  LOL...He has lost his "AFZAL" way and came to school essay topics- Secularism, Poverty, Reservation...Accha likhe ho...LOST FACTS..LOST WAYS..."JAWAAN" ko "AM" karna chahte ho toh "AATANKWAAD" se AZAADI ki baat karo..."KISAAN" k liye kuch karo..na ki Unn par Rajneeti Karo... Bahut accha karte ho.."JUMLEBAAZI"..
                  1. a
                    Mar 16, 2016 at 8:16 pm
                    As far as Kamhiya kumar is concerned , he is not anti- national . The action are being taken by police are totally political motivated being left JNSU President.
                    1. I
                      Mar 12, 2016 at 7:18 pm
                      one of his brother (CRPF) died during naxal encounter
                      1. G
                        Mar 4, 2016 at 9:50 pm
                        I am laughing.
                        1. T
                          Mar 4, 2016 at 11:19 am
                          @Kanhaiya : We should choose the less rotten Mango in the market rather than most. Why u did not raise such issues during UPA worst era where farmers were still dying ? . Try to help government to resolve issue or provide suggestions. And after all, you take a snap with RADIA tape specialist journalist Barkha Dutta. I appreciate your speech but not your commitment.
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                            Brij Lal
                            Mar 4, 2016 at 6:30 pm
                            Kanhaiya Kumar is brilliant, wise, intelligent, must first concentrate on his studies at present, fulfill expectations of his parents, get degrees of his choice, shun other activities. earn his living by honest means, then he should think of other activities, as he is indulging at present. He needs to complete his studies for which his parents worked hard.
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                              Chinmay Wingkar
                              Mar 6, 2016 at 8:22 am
                              What kanhaiya spoke. ....anyone can speak. ....very easy to express concerns over farmers, jawans and country. ......typical bhashan. ......kanhaiya. ......show the action. ....either select politics seriously or don't do it at all. .....agreed you are against modi. .....let's see what your congress friends say when you campaign for left in kerala and bengal
                              1. C
                                Mar 4, 2016 at 6:10 pm
                                He and his friends were printing posters supporting terrorist Afzal guru and his friend Omar Khalid even came on TV in support of Afzal guru... Indians... decide based on facts.. Garibi hatayenge/crores of farmers who are dying - etc etc you can also say... Present a road map.. Solid roadmap with facts and figures.. Anyone can pick a microphone and say against anyone.. But prove what you have .. Otherwise you will be another wasted human being.
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                                  Debapriyo Sarkar
                                  Mar 4, 2016 at 12:00 pm
                                  English media, please stop glorifying this 'piece of trash' called Kanhaiya Kumar. People like him should be dealt with even more harshly for national interest. Typical presute
                                  1. I
                                    Mar 4, 2016 at 12:22 pm
                                    He is not worth ,not able to understand why media is give importance to this issue. Just we have to ignore for better India development.
                                    1. D
                                      Mar 4, 2016 at 9:24 pm
                                      Will this fellow will be next congress MP ?
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                                        ROHIT AGRAWAL
                                        Mar 29, 2016 at 4:52 pm
                                        Kanhiya.. You are really disgrace to ur country..where were u guys at the time of Congress govt...
                                        1. G
                                          Mar 4, 2016 at 10:58 am
                                          Great Speech.
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                                            RISHI GUPTA
                                            Mar 4, 2016 at 6:32 pm
                                            A person who is under judiciary is in news, great media of a great nation
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