JNU Students Union leader, Kanhaiya Kumar, on Saturday took a dig at the right-wing Hindutva forces by promising to name his future wife ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai.’
Speaking at an event at Constitution Club of India in Delhi he said, “I’ve decided to name my future wife Bharat Mata Ki Jai. I will also name my children Bharat Mata Ki Jai. I will change my name too and become Bharat Mata Ki Jai. So that when I call for my wife and children, I will only be chanting Bharat Mata Ki Jai. When teachers ask my children in school their names, they too will end up chanting Bharat Mata Ki Jai.”
Kanhaiya didn’t stop here. He slammed the RSS accusing the organisation of saffronising the issue of nationalism. He said that the fight today was ‘between Sanghistan and Hindustan.’
He said, “The fight is against those who are trying to create Sanghistan. The fight is between Hindustan vs Sanghistan.”
He said that it was wrong for his critics to label him as anti-Modi adding that he was the biggest supporter of the prime minister.
He said, “I’ve always been the biggest supporter of (Narendra)Modi, but when he promised to give us Rs 15 lakh and when he talked about fighting corruption.”
Kanhaiya, who was jailed under sedition charges after alleged incidents of anti-India slogans on the JNU campus, said chanting such slogans didn’t weaken the country.
He said, “I’ve condemned the anti-national slogans. But is our country so weak that just some people sloganeering can destroy our nation? But, can chanting slogans be anti-nationals? What about those who kill people’s interests by sitting inside the parliament. Is that not anti-national?”
He also said that the members of the Sangh Parivar were hell bent on communalising even animals and insects. Taking a dig at the Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani, Kanhaiya said that just like Lord Krishna (also known as Kanhaiya), he too had two mothers.
He said, “For them (RSS supporters) Makdi Hindu hai aur girgit musalman hai. They’ve left us confused. Like Lord Krishna had two mothers, I too have two mothers. One who gave me birth and raised me. And the other who sits in the parliament and calls Rohith Vemula her child.”