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Kejriwal says warned Modi not to mess with students; demands azadi from LG, Centre

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.

PTI | Updated on: 05 Mar 2016, 03:48:09 PM

New Delhi:

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.

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.” 

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First Published : 05 Mar 2016, 02:46:00 PM