New Delhi: BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha, who has often taken a position at variance with the party's stand, on Wednesday came out in support of arrested JNU student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar, who is facing sedition charges, and called for his release soon.
Have heard transcript of speech of Kanhaiya, our Bihar boy president of JNUSU. He has said nothing anti national or against constitution.— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) February 17, 2016
Hope wish and pray that he's release soon, sooner the better...— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) February 17, 2016
wrote Sinha on Twitter, the platform which he uses frequently to launch attacks against his party.
Kumar is facing sedition charges for allegedly shouting anti-national slogans during an event organised at JNU campus last week to protest the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru on his third death anniversary.
As the Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU) row escalated, Sinha also countered the claim by some BJP leaders that the prestigious varsity has become the hub of anti-national activities.
Sinha also said that any accusations in the JNU controversy needed to be substantiated with hard facts.
If students, teachers or politicians make accusations, they need to be prepared to substantiate them with hard facts that they can stand by.— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) February 17, 2016
JNU is going through a crisis for reasons best known to politicians. It is an institution of international repute, enviable record &history.— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) February 17, 2016