In an unexpected remark from Shiv sena, BJP ally in Maharashtra, its president Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said BJP may face youth anger as its government in the Centre “wrongly labelled JNU students’ union leader Kanhaiya Kumar as “anti-national”.
“Who gave birth to Kanhaiya Kumar in the first place? The government should think over this. He has been wrongly labelled anti-national,” Thackeray told party party office-bearers in Nashik. Warning BJP over Kanhaiya Kumar issue, he said if the ruling party goes on branding youth as ‘anti-nationals’, then no youth will support BJP.
“Youth are in huge numbers in our country and therefore Centre must take care,” he said when social media was going agogue over Kanhaiya Kumar’s tweet alleging that a co-passenger tried to strangle him on a Jet Airways Mumbai-Pune flight in the morning. Both of them and osome other passengers were immediately offloaded by Jet Airways in Mumbai.
However, Mumbai Joint Police Commissioner Deven Bharati said the incident was actually a scuffle in which around eight people were involved and that Kanhaiya Kumar’s claims were not true. Maharashtra’s minister of state for home Ram Shinde said there was no attack on Kanhaiya Kumar. “The police report says that fighting between two passengers led to scuffle. Kanhaiya’s allegations baseless,” Shinde said.