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Kanhaiya Kumar wrongly labelled ‘anti-national’, says Uddhav Thackeray

Kanhaiya shot to fame after he was arrested by Delhi Police for allegedly organising a pro-Afzal Guru event and raising anti-Indian slogans inside JNU campus.

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Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. (Source: PTI/File)

BJP ally Shiv Sena Sunday took on the Narendra Modi government at the Centre for branding JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar as “anti-national” and slapping a sedition case on him.

“It is wrong to brand Kanhaiya as anti-national and slap a sedition case against him. He is not anti-national,” Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said during a meeting of party workers in Nashik.


Referring to Kanhaiya, 23-year-old Patel quota leader Hardik Patel and Dalit PhD scholar Rohith Vemula who killed himself, Thackeray said: “Who gave birth to Kanhaiya, Hardik Patel and Rohith Vemula? The government should ponder over it.”

The Sena chief said India has a large population of youth and instead of guiding them, the central government is “misleading” them. “When Hardik Patel, the Patel quota stir spearhead, became popular, he was charged with sedition, and now Kumar is fighting against the government, he said.

Thackeray told party workers that he would take a call on whether the alliance with the BJP would continue in the future. “This alliance was founded on the issue of Hindutva. However, that issues seems to have been kept on the backburner. If this issue is set aside, an alliance with the BJP will not happen,” he added.