When Kanhaiya Kumar asked reporter, “are you from Zee News?”


JNU Students’ Union leader Kanhaiya Kumar was recently back in Bihar, his home state, where he was asked to comment on several issues of national importance by local media.


During one of his press interactions, as reported by News18, a reporter asked him for his views on the AgustaWestland scam, which has been a dominating topic of public discourse in the recent days.

Kanhaiya said that he didn’t want to comment because he was not authorised to speak on the VVIP chopper scam.

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Not satisfied with his answer, the reporter insisted with his question reminding the JNU students’ leader why he was avoiding to talk about Agusta when he was freely commenting on other political issues.

This prompted Kanhaiya to ask the reporter if he was from the Zee News.

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This is how the conversation went;

Kanhaiya: You are cleverly asking this question. Are you from Zee News?

Reporter: No I am from ETV.

Kanhaiya: Ok, it’s fine then. You can be trusted if you are from ETV.

Kanhaiya then went on to say that he was against any corruption or ‘loot’ being committed by any political parties.

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The Delhi government has already filed a criminal case against three news channels including Zee News for allegedly doctoring the video.


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