Kanhaiya meets Rahul Gandhi at his official residence along with other JNUSU members

New Delhi: JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who is out on bail in a sedition case, met Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday.

Kanhaiya, accompanied by a delegation of JNU students and members of All India Students Federation (AISF), met the Congress Vice President at his residence in Tughlaq lane area here.

While Kanhaiya did not interact with the media after his an hour-long meeting, NSUI Chief Roji M John described it as a courtesy call to thank Gandhi for his support during the ongoing row at the university.

A file photo of Kanhaiya Kumar. PTI

A file photo of Kanhaiya Kumar. PTI

"A JNU delegation headed by Kanhaiya met Rahul Gandhi, it was a courtesy call. They thanked him for his continuous support ever since the issue started.

"Gandhi not only supported the students at JNU but also FTII and IIT Madras where students have been protesting
against the way government is attacking institutions. We will continue this fight to protect autonomy of institutions," John told reporters.

Gandhi in his tweet merely said, "met a delegation of student leaders from AISF and JNUSU President".

The Congress leader had visited the JNU campus on 13 February, a day after Kanhaiya was arrested in a sedition case over an event at the varsity against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.

In a hard-hitting attack on Modi government over JNU student's arrest, Gandhi had virtually drawn parallel of it
with the Nazi regime of Hitler, accusing NDA of "suppressing" students' voice and telling students "don't let those bullies push you around".

PTI


Updated Date: Mar 23, 2016 20:41 PM

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