Ye BJP wale apne baap ke bhi nahi hain: Arvind Kejriwal at protest over missing JNU student

Kejriwal said that the students must stay united to against the college administration for the sake of Najeeb Ahmed.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 4, 2016 7:48 am
kejriwal, arvind kejriwal, jnu Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal speaking at a function for missing student Najeeb Ahmad at JNU

Joining the protest for the missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed, Delhi Chief Minister on Thursday attacked the the BJP saying the party is not loyal to anyone. At a solidarity meeting organised by students union at Jantar Mantar by JNU students, Kejriwal said,”Ye BJP wale kisi Hindu ke nahi hain, ye apne baap ke bhi nahi hain.” The meeting was also attended by other political leaders including Congress’ Mani Shankar Aiyar and Shashi Tharoor.

Kejriwal said that the students must stay united to against the college administration for the sake of Ahmed. “People’s unity is a big thing. The government is always scared of people’s unity,” said Kejriwal.

The JNU vice chancellor is not acting to trace university student Najeeb Ahmed as he is “scared” of going “missing” himself if he did so, said Kejriwal.

The chief minister said Najeeb, who has been missing for over two weeks now, will come back only when Prime Minister Narendra Modi could be made to realise that he is losing votes over the issue. “Najeeb will come back only when Modiji will realise that he is losing out on votes of youth. The movement for demanding justice for Najeeb needs to come to mainstream. The vice chancellor is also scared that if he will take any action he will also go missing,” Kejriwal said.

Kejriwal, who has had frequent run-ins with the Delhi Police, said it will not dare to pursue any investigation in this regard as RSS’ students’ wing ABVP was involved in the brawl following which Najeeb went missing.

“Whoever will raise any voice against RSS, ABVP or BJP will be called anti-national, will go missing. If Najeeb was Ambani’s son Modi ji would have taken a flight to visit him but this will not attract his attention,” the AAP chief said.

He also wondered why no one from the ABVP who was part of the campus brawl been questioned by the Police. Kejriwal said he has written to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and will take a delegation to President Pranab Mukherjee when he returns from his Nepal visit.

Earlier in the day, JNU administration appealed to students and teachers to “discourage obstructive politics and protests” in the campus alleging it is hampering the smooth functioning of the university and “unreasonable” demands are being raised through demonstrations.

The appeal by the varsity came in wake of protests by various student groups and teachers for the last two weeks over missing student Najeeb Ahmed.

“A large number of faculty, students, officers and staff have repeatedly approached the JNU administration expressing  their discomfort and disagreement with the frequent politicisation and holding of dharnas and public  meetings near the administration  building and the academic areas,” the appeal issued by Vice Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar said.

“Despite all efforts, pamphlets, posters, demonstrations, dharnas, unlawful confinement and offensive sloganeering have been going on to spread lies and to blame the administration and make unreasonable demands. Attempts are being made to disturb the normal functioning and conduct of academic activities including examinations,” it said.

Najeeb Ahmed (27), a student of School of Biotechnology and a native of Badaun in Uttar Pradesh, went missing on October 15 following an on-campus brawl allegedly with the members of ABVP, BJP’s students’ wing, the night before.

(With inputs from PTI)