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.

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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.