When it comes education and students, Jawaharlal Nehru Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar, spares nobody whether they are allies of his parent party or the Congress that supported him during his arrest, as is evident in his speech on Sunday.
Reacting to Bihar toppers’ scam, Kanhaiya Kumar said that the state is not serious about the the education system, and the arrest of Ruby Rai is only to showcase a soft target to please the public about the action taken.
Addressing the candidates of the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) and College of Arts and Crafts, who are protesting against the change in schedule for their mains examination, Kanhaiya Kumar sqaurely blamed on the defective education system in Bihar.
The most popular student leader, Kanhaiya Kumar has been vocal in supporting the students all over the country and this time he spared not even an ally for whom he extended his support during the arrest saga of JNU students. In his four-day visit to his hometown in Bihar, Kanhaiya Kumar said that he tried meeting the BPSC chairman and Nitish Kumar, who failed to give him time.
Holding the state education system responsible for the Bihar Class XII board examination ‘topper’ scam, Kanhaiya Kumar said, “The state is not presenting a good governance model to the country and it appears as if students are considered a burden on society.”
Kanhaiya Kumar’s speech in his home state Bihar reflects that the student leader has no qualms to call a spade a spade as he had supported Nitish Kumar’s stand earlier in May calling for the non-BJP parties to unite against the BJP and RSS brand of politics. But education and students’ interest are more than politics, according to the student leader.