Stop giving ‘jumlas’ to people: Kanhaiya Kumar to PM Modi

Pune: Addressing a huge gathering during his two-day visit to Maharashtra, JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar on Sunday said that very soon a social revolution will come in the country when hunger and deprivation will unite the masses irrespective of their caste, creed or religion.

Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kanhaiya Kumar said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was attempting to divide the country along caste-communal lines without solving the core issues.

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“Hunger is common to all. Where are the promised jobs, food and water for the masses? This hunger will unite the people one day and they will march on the streets,” Kanhaiya Kumar said at a rally here.

The Jawaharhal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) president posed questions about the Modi government “squandering” public resources for giving huge media ads, his radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ and television publicity.

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“First it was their own ‘Mata’ (mother), then ‘gaumata’ (cow), and now it is ‘Bharat Mata’. They want to decide what the people will eat, what festivals they will celebrate, what they can wear. Who gave you this right,” he asked.

“Stop giving these ‘jumlas’ (false promises) to the people. They want jobs or unemployment allowance, social security, and complete abolition of caste system in the country, as B.R. Ambedkar envisioned,” he said.

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