Chants of ‘azadi’ that dominated in JNUSU leader Kankaiya Kumar’s rousing speech yesterday, was used by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’ to demand freedom from the “interferences” of the Lt Governor and the Centrein the functioning of his government.
Kejriwal, who has repeatedly voiced his support for Kumar and the JNU agitation, today interpreted ‘Azadi’ (freedom) as a citizenry free to take decisions and politics devoid of arrogance.
“What do we demand? Azaadi (Freedom). Azaadi from the interference of Lt Governor. Azaadi from the interference of Centre. Azaadi for people to take decisions. Azaadi from political arrogance,” Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.
हम क्या माँगते- आज़ादी— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 4, 2016
LG के हस्तक्षेप से आज़ादी।
केंद्र के हस्तक्षेप से आज़ादी।
जनता को निर्णय लेने की आज़ादी
राजनैतिक अहंकार से आज़ादी।
Kumar today won accolades from non-BJP leaders for his speech last night, which has also been making waves on social media, in which he took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the RSS-BJP combine.
Kejriwal, who tweeted “What a brilliant speech by Kanhaiya” even as the latter was speaking, said, “I told you several times Modi ji (Prime Minister), don’t mess with students. Modi ji did not pay heed.”
मैंने कई बार बोला था -"मोदी जी, स्टूडेंट्स से पंगे मत लो। मोदी जी नहीं माने।"— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 4, 2016