Student votes against Modi will cause him to act against polarisation, says Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that if students unite against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and make him realise that youth would not vote for him, Najeeb Ahmed will be traced within two days.
Addressing the students at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) who had gathered in solidarity of Najeeb Ahmed, the first year MSc Biotech student who has now been missing from the campus for past 20 days, Kejriwal said: “The student community must unite and protest against the dictatorial policies of Modi-led BJP so that the entire nation can see the injustice meted out to the students by the Central government.”
Accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and AAP member Sanjay Singh, he accused the BJP of being a party which was only interested in votes and therefore, asked for the students’ unity against the divisive politics of the party. In providing solace to Najeeb’s mother Fatima Nafees, Kejriwal assured her to remain hopeful of the safe return of her son.
Kejriwal also mentioned that he had written to Home Minister Rajnath Singh about Najeeb and will also be among the signatories of the memorandum which will be submitted by the JNUSU to President Pranab Mukherjee on the issue of injustice to Najeeb Ahmed by the JNU administration.
The solidarity event which was organised by JNUSU also had members from other political parties. Prakash Karat from CPI (M), Shashi Tharoor from Congress and K C Tyagi? of JDU also attended the event.
Slamming the Delhi? Police for its inaction, Prakash Karat said: “There have been 14 AAP MLAs who have been arrested by the Delhi Police on the basis of just complaints. The police, however, have still not been able to find the whereabouts of Najeeb.” The huge number of students who had gathered at the solidarity public meet demanded a judicial level investigation to find Najeeb and the sacking of Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar.
The JNU administration in its response mentioned that a sensitive issue should not be politicised. It also asked the students to refrain holding such large public meetings within the campus as it disrupted the academic activities.