Given that sizable number of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students come from North -Eastern states, BJP brought in three of Chief Ministers from Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh, to attend a student meet at JNU campus in Delhi.
Chief Ministers Sarbananda Sonowal (Assam), Pema Khandu (Arunachal Pradesh) and N Biren Singh (Manipur) visited the student campus in Delhi earlier this week to attend an event – Public Talk on Ishan Uday: Bridging the heart- which was organised by the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) unit.
Addressing a gathering of around 200 students, the CMs highlighted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government’s role in the development of their states. The leaders informed the students about the vibrant changes coming up in the northeast under PM’s leadership and how there has been development in employment, education and health care in the northeast. Assam CM Sonowal said that he wants the students to work for the nation, adding that ABVP is committed to rashtra dharma.
“JNU is power house of human resource. Now it is up to you students to put up all efforts for the growth of the country to realise India’s position among the comity of nations”, said Sonowal.
Though the ABVP said the visit was not associated with the JNUSU polls scheduled on September 14, other students’ organisations called it a “blatant display of power”. Students of the left wing along with teachers and students of northeast staged a protest with slogans of ‘Go back Sonowal’. The demonstration was held demanding a status of full-fledged university to the Assam Women’s University and sanctioning compensation to the flood-affected.