Congress backs Shotgun’s tweet supporting Kanhaiya’s release

New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday backed Bharatiya Janata Party parliamentarian Shatrughan Sinha’s call for the release of JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, saying if the latter is right, then Kanhaiya should be released.

“If Shatrughan Sinha’s fact is right, because I have not read the transcript, then Kanhaiya should be released. And anyways there should not be any case be made against him of sedition or on being anti-national,” Congress leader Manish Tewari told ANI here.

Tewari further added that the government wants to make the university (JNU) a ‘sishu mandir’ that is why they want they want to make issues out of all irrelevant things so that they can close the university.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Shatrughan Sinha on Wednesday came up in support of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been arrested on sedition charges and said that he is praying for his immediate release.

“Have heard transcript of speech of Kanhaiya, our Bihar boy president of JNUSU. He has said nothing anti national or against constitution. Hope wish and pray that he’s release soon, sooner the better,” Sinha tweeted.

Sinha further stated that the Jawaharlal Nehru University is going through a crisis ‘for reasons best known to politicians’. He went on to say that the JNU is an institution of international repute, enviable record and history.

“It is a seat of learning for some of India’s brightest young minds & also some very respectable teachers. Save it from further embarrassment, he tweeted.

Kanhaiya Kumar will be produced before Delhi court today as his two-day police custody ends and the Supreme Court will also hear a plea seeking a fair trial. (ANI)