For the first time since the JNU row began and subsided, Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar will meet Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in the national capital on Tuesday.
Accompanied by delegations from the JNUSU and the All India Students’ Federation (AISF), Kanhaiya met Rahul around 11:30 am.
This is the first time Rahul is met Kanhaiya following the uproar over alleged anti-national activities at the University, following which the JNUSU president was sent to jail and later released on bail.
Earlier, Rahul had come out in support for Kanhaiya amid the unrest at JNU which was accused by a section of politicians as being a hub of ‘anti-national’ activities.
Rahul, who had also joined the protest march demanding justice for Kanhaiya, attacked the Centre and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of crushing voices of dissent of students across the country and pitched for a law to protect them from “discrimination” and “suppression”. Kanhaiya has garnered support from several politicians, the latest being Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who came under fire for saying that the student leader had several similarities with freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.