It was a scene of chaos when JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar’s speech was interrupted by a youth showing a black flag and raised Bharat Mata Ki Jai slogan.
Kanhaiya’s supporters soon came to picture and started beating the man mercilessly.
The incident took place at Patna’s SKM Hall when Kanhaiya was addressing a gathering.
“I am a PhD scholar who is the son of an Anganwadi worker. This itself proves that taxpayers’ money or subsidy given to JNU is spent and utilised properly,” Kumar said, adding that people should not worry about wastage of taxpayers’ money as a large majority of people in the country want JNU like institutions.
Earlier, Kanhaiya, who hails from Begusarai district of Bihar, received a red carpet welcome on his first visit to his home state after release from jail on charge of sedition. He has met both Nitish Kumar and RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav over the weekend.
Kanhaiya was escorted by policemen from the Patna airport on his arrival from New Delhi on Saturday; he moved with a convoy of security personnel in the state capital.
On the issue of booze ban in the state, he said: “Ideally everyone should have the choice whether they want to drink or not. But the social context is different in Bihar. So here, it is the right thing perhaps.” “But In the context of democratic ethos, it is not right,” he added.
The two leaders had supported him when he was sent to Tihar jail on sedition charge.
Kumar was arrested on the charge of sedition in February in connection with an event at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) commemorating the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. It was alleged that ‘anti-national’ slogans were raised during that event by Kanhaiya and other participants.