Shatrughan Sinha supports Kanhaiya

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BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha, who has often taken a position at variance with the party’s stand, also came out in support of the arrested JNU student union leader.

“Hope wish and pray that he’s released soon, sooner the better…,” the actor-turned-politician said, adding that Kumar has said nothing anti-national, contradicting his party’s stand on the issue.

“Have heard transcript of speech of Kanhaiya, our Bihar boy president of JNUSU. He has said nothing anti-national or against Constitution,” Sinha tweeted.

As the JNU row escalated, Sinha also countered the claim by some BJP leaders that the prestigious varsity has become the hub of anti-national activities.

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

 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,” he tweeted.

“JNU is going through a crisis for reasons best known to politicians. It is an institution of international repute, enviable record & history,” Sinha added.

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