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Ruckus at Kanhaiya’s event in Bihar, man thrashed for showing him black flag

Earlier on Saturday, Nitish Kumar government in Bihar rolled out the red carpet for Kanhaiya who is on his first visit to his home state after release from jail on charge of sedition.

By: PTI | Patna | Updated: May 1, 2016 3:52 pm
kanhaiya, jnu Patna: Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar meet with RJD Chief Lalu Prasad and Bihar deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav in Patna on Saturday. (PTI photo)

JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar on Sunday was shown black flags at a function in Patna by two unidentified persons who were roughed up by his supporters before being detained by the police for questioning.

The two persons belonging to a little-known outfit -‘Youth Swaraj’ – showed black flags to the JNUSU president, besides raising slogan of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ while he was speaking at a function ‘Azadi’ in S K Memorial hall organised by AISF and AIYF.

Kanhaiya’s supporters thrashed the two persons in the hall. Later the police took the duo into custody.

“Police have detained two persons in this regard,” Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj told PTI.

The two detainees have been identified as Nitish Kumar, a resident of Sitamarhi district, and Manikant Mani, a resident of Samastipur district, the police said, adding that the two youths are said to be the members of RSS.

The JNUSU president, who was addressing the gathering when the incident occurred, said he was not scared of such elements who oppose him or try to distub his functions.

“I am not scared of anything whether you hurl a shoe or a stone…. They want to disturb my programmes as they are uncomfortable with my questions,” Kumar said.

Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kumar alleged that he became the PM “with the support of capitalists” and cannot solve the problem of unemployment.

Criticizing those who say that tax-payers’ money or subsidy being provided to the JNU is a waste of public money, Kumar said that there is a “conspiracy” to “defame” the premier academic institution of the country.

“I am a PhD scholar who is the son of an Anganwadi worker. This itself proves that taxpayers’ money or subsidy given to JNU is spent and utilised properly,” Kumar said, adding that people should not worry about wastage of taxpayers’ money as a large majority of people in the country want JNU like institutions.

Alleging that only capitalists get loans from banks, he said they “do not repay loans and instead they fly to London overnight”, a reference to the fugitive industrialist Vijay Mallya, who is in Britain after defaulting on a loan of over Rs 9000 crore.

Kumar was given a rousing welcome in the state yesterday. He was escorted by a posse of policemen at airport on his arrival from New Delhi and the JNUSU President moved with a convoy in the state capital.

Kanhaiya, who hails from Begusarai district of Bihar, is on a two-day tour of his home state and met both Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav on Saturday.

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Kanhaiya shot into limelight after he was arrested in a sedition case in connection with a controversial event in JNU. He is currently out on interim bail.

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    indian
    May 1, 2016 at 11:55 am
    Who is intolerant now?
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      Ding Dong
      May 1, 2016 at 12:12 pm
      Please, dont malign the new Mahathma. He is in the company of fodder thief only to show that he has a very big heart and can hug criminals just like Jesus Christ.
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        Lalgulabi
        May 1, 2016 at 11:47 am
        This mf piece of ssshhiitt has now joined hands with the most corrupt political goons.. How much more pathetic this can get. A notorious lazy drug addict campus commie who is doing third rated politics in university instead of finishing his studies has just like that been elevated to a politician and already has a gang who will thrash his dissenters. Shows opportunistic nature of lalu, nitish goons who will ssuucckk ddiiccckkk of anything that is against modi. Mooth veer bssttrrrdddd Kunnaiyaaan is now a VVIP and can unleash mayhem at will. Only god can save this country now
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          Lalgulabi
          May 1, 2016 at 11:50 am
          Those who manhandled the two people must be arrested. Kunnaiyan is out on bail and he has guts to show his goondaaism still. This mfcikkng piece of ssshhiitt has now joined hands with the most corrupt political goons.. How much more pathetic this can get. A notorious lazy drug addict campus commie who was doing third rated politics in university instead of finishing his studies has just like that has been elevated to a politician and already has a gang who will thrash his dissenters. Shows opportunistic nature of lalu, nitish goons who will ssuucckk ddiiccckkk of anything that is against modi. Mooth veer bssttrrrdddd Kunnaiyaaan is now a VVIP and can unleash mayhem at will. These people will never let India develop. Only god can save this country now.
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            PPrasad78
            May 1, 2016 at 12:11 pm
            Lal am Thugs are eating too much beef ! Now they think they can thrash people around !!lt;br/gt;Award Wapasi and Secular thugs are also enjoying the spectacle !
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