Nation calls, join 2nd freedom struggle, Kumar Vishwas tells Amethi

Amethi | Published:January 12, 2014 9:58 pm
Kumar and his cavalcade of about 150 vehicles faced sporadic protests as they drove to Amethi from Lucknow. Kumar and his cavalcade of about 150 vehicles faced sporadic protests as they drove to Amethi from Lucknow.

Launching his Lok Sabha election campaign here at a ‘Jan Vishwas Rally’, the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) likely candidate against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Kumar Vishwas, told Amethi on Sunday to join “the revolution”, adding “The nation is calling, come with us, there is nothing left in these (political) families.”
Announcing that he had applied for an AAP ticket from Amethi, Vishwas said: “I have not come here for a win or loss. My only concern is that when the sons of my daughter ask me 20 years later where I was at the time of India’s second revolution for freedom, I can tell them I was on the streets, facing lathis, under the Tricolour, for the revolution.”
He added that there was a possibility of him getting killed “in the next three months”.
Attacking Rahul, Vishwas said: “I have come here because Rahulji, the people of Amethi sent you (to Parliament), but in 10 years, you haven’t asked a single question and your presence there was minimum. Whenever there was an issue, be it the rape of a six-year-old girl, 2G, Coalgate, Commonwealth Games, we kept waiting for you to speak.”
Instead of voting for such “yuvraj, maharani, rajkumar and maharajas”, Vishwas said, Amethi should free itself of “the clutches of dynasty” and this time “select a servant and tell him to take their word to Parliament”.
AAP leaders Sanjay Singh and Ilyas Azmi and journalist-turned-politician Ashutosh were present at the rally. While Singh too termed the fight “the second freedom struggle” and attacked dynasties from Kashmir to Tamil Nadu, Ashutosh urged people to be “a part of the revolution”.
Azmi “predicted” that Kumar would win by a margin of one lakh votes.
“Wish you had asked him (Rahul) why only 20 per cent of Amethi’s roads are constructed, why Nehru’s 1954 promise of an Unchahar-Salon-Amethi railway line is still a promise, why over 500 villages have to suffer because a bridge in Shankerganj is broken for the last two years,” Vishwas asked in his speech. “Going to a Dalit’s house and having dinner won’t do, Rahulji. The job of a parliamentarian is to worry if all Dalits are sleeping on full stomachs.”
Also attacking Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Vishwas said that when she doesn’t trust the sons of India for her treatment and goes to foreign countries, how can the people of Amethi and the country trust her son.
Kumar and his cavalcade of about 150 vehicles faced sporadic protests as they drove to Amethi from Lucknow. In Inhona, around 50 Muslim youths showed him black flags. They claimed they didn’t belong to any party or organisation and that Vishwas had hurt their sentiments by making derogatory remarks against Hazrat Imam Hussain. At Jagdishpur, ink was thrown at his vehicle while he was at a girls’ college, while later stones were pelted at it.
Rickshawpullers queued up “in support” of the Congress, while Congress workers at Gauriganj waved flags and asked Vishwas to return. Stones were allegedly also hurled at buses ferrying party workers, damaging panes.
Vishwas brought up the issue of attacks again and again in his speech, terming them reflection of the “frustration” of rival parties. “They are mistaken if they think that ink and eggs and sticks and stones will scare us,” he said.
Calling the protests “sponsored”, the AAP leader added: “Why they are doing so? Is Amethi a separate country where I need a passport for visiting?”
However, Vishwas added, he was sorry “if any of my comments have hurt anyone’s sentiments”. To his own supporters, he instructed, never raise hands in attack and hug people instead.
When two more protesters showed black flags at the rally on Amethi’s Ramlila grounds, Vishwas asked “the Congressmen” to be called up on stage “so that we can hug them and hear them out”. He added that that he would be staying in Amethi and could meet these protesters at a time and place of their choosing, “alone”.
Tweaking his poem Koi Deewana Kehta Hai, he said he may have been called a “joker”, but only a “joker” like him could understand the bechaini (worry) of Amethi. He later recited his poem Tiranga.
The local representative of Rahul in Amethi, Chandra Kant Dubey, denied that Congressmen were involved in the protests against Vishwas. “Our party workers are busy celebrating Vivekanand Jayanti and Priyanka’s birthday… None of them were involved in the protests against Vishwas,” PTI quoted him as saying.

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    Manoj Ranjan
    Jan 12, 2014 at 5:49 pm
    You say you will take the voice of Ameti people to parliament ,Delhi people have done the same mistake ,Your chip-minister shouting "Bachao-Bachao" I am unable to do development in delhi I am in-experienced.
  2. A
    Jan 13, 2014 at 12:14 am
    Dynasty in PANIC MODE !!!
  3. B
    Jan 12, 2014 at 5:10 pm
    Vishwas who lives in a lavish mansion, drives in expensive SUVs and holds a multi-crore wealth is calling himself 'servant' or 'Aam Admi'... AAP has hijacked the cause of Aam Admi and propagating their maoist agenda against Progress bound country
  4. D
    Jan 12, 2014 at 5:09 pm
    Mr. Diggi Raja of AAP, kahan e aapke wo kavitaaein... so aap bolaa karte the 'hindustan hinduon kaa desh hai'. Sekularism ke vote-bank politics ne aapke imaan ko bhi badal diyaa?how can 1 trust, you will not change your color again?
  5. D
    Jan 12, 2014 at 6:27 pm
    Nations call you do not try your hand at politics, stay away else many more eggs will go waste on you. Bakw Kumar!2nd freedom struggle2nd freedom struggle
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    Satya Paul
    Jan 12, 2014 at 5:24 pm
    You are wrong, Mr. Viawas! 2nd freedom movement was fought by all non-congress parties for removal of emergency imposed by Indra hi of the Cong. party. But of course you wont know this because, I think you were not even born then! And History, particularly freedom movements of all kinds are your weekest point.
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    Halkat Swami
    Jan 12, 2014 at 5:35 pm
    A HIMALAYAN MOUNTAIN PEAK IS NAMED AFTER RAJIV HI ---------------- Look at the audacity and arrogance of Congress and its treating India as its private property. Can you believe that the greedy Nehru-hi Family and its cronies have named a mountain peak in the Himalayas after Rajiv hi? ...... It is called 'MOUNT RAJIV ' ...... They are taking us all for granted. Thousands of pieces of Mother India are now named after family members of Nehru-hi family. ...... As per the RTI, 12 Central and 52 state schemes, 28 sports tournaments and trophies, 19 stadiums, 5 airports and ports, 98 educational insutions, 51 awards, 15 fellowships, 15 national sanctuaries and parks, 39 hospitals and medical insutions, 37 insutions, chairs andfestivals and 74 roads, buildings and places are named after 3 members of theNehru-hi family. ...... IT IS TIME TO DE-NEHRUFY INDIA. ...... Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Batukeshwar Dutt, Charu Charan Bose, Abdul Khadir Mohammed, Azad, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Balwant Singh And Others. ...... WHAT ABOUT THEM?THIS WILL NOT STOP UNLESS ...... WE TEACH THE NEHRU-HI FAMILY DYNASTY A LESSON IN 2014.
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    Halkat Swami
    Jan 12, 2014 at 5:37 pm
    AAP ------ LET THE DOGS BARK ------ CONTINUE YOUR MARCH----------------------AAP ......... more eggs and ink will come. This will happen. It will be orchestrated, it will be planned, and opposition from Congress and BJP will rise because they are panicking. Ink was thrown at Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi but AAP won. They will throw eggs, they will throw ink, they will shout, they will write ghost articles, they will dig up phony investigation and they will do paid sting operations. There is a real panic in the spines of Congress and BJP. They know AAP will disrupt their game of nation looting, corruption, nepotism, installing stupid children in power, staying in power for 30, 40, 50 years and continuing the VIP and Chumacha culture. DO NOT be deterred. The people of India world over are with you. Money will come. You are in the heart of every honest and law abiding Indians everywhere. Walk like an elephant. LET THE DOGS BARK.
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