ABVP slams Kejriwal speech at JNU

New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Friday slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s address in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus as opportunistic and politically motivated.

“Kejriwal has proven yet again that he has very little knowledge of politics, because he attacked the BJP, ABVP, and the Delhi Police without knowing the facts,” Saurabh Sharma, ex-Joint Secretary, JNU Students Union (JNUSU) and an ABVP leader said in a statement.

Sharma advised Kejriwal to exercise restraint and not inflame passions saying that it may “cause Najeeb (Ahmed) to not return even if wants to, since he wouldn’t want to be a part of such entangled politics”.

During Thursday’s speech, Kejriwal accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of feigning interest in the welfare of Hindus and Muslims, and also of pursuing only wealth and power.

“The BJP doesn’t care for Hindus or Muslims. It is only after power and wealth, and if need be its party members are capable of betraying their own,” the Chief Minister said.

Kejriwal had also urged the JNU students to sit at India Gate and appeal to the entire country to fight for the missing student.

Ahmed, an M.Sc Biotechnology student, went missing on the night of October 14-15 after being beaten up by a mob of around 20 students alleged to be from the ABVP.