BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi claimed that the violence which broke out at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is a combined conspiracy of the Left and the Congress to sabotage and divert attention from Union home minister Amit Shah's door-to-door campaign regarding the Citizenship (Amendment) Act
New Delhi: BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi on Monday (January 6) said that the violence which broke out at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is a combined conspiracy of the Left and the Congress to sabotage and divert attention from BJP's door-to-door campaign on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
She said that those affiliated with various Left-wing students' organisations in JNU were preventing common students from registering for the semester.
"Who wants that JNU should be shut? It's not ABVP. Students of the ABVP want to attend classes and study. Who has the problem if JNU remains open. It is the Left, Congress combine. They have never studied and neither want students to study," said Lekhi.
"It is a conspiracy by the Left and the Congress to divert attention from BJP's door-to-door awareness campaign on CAA. Yesterday, when Amit Shah was doing a door-to-door campaign, they did this," she said.
Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday met Sikh refugees from Afghanistan living in Amar Colony area, as a part of BJP's campaign to create awareness on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
On Sunday evening, more than 30 students of the university, including JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh, were injured and were taken to the AIIMS Trauma Centre after a masked mob entered the JNU and attacked them and professors with sticks and rods.
JNU Students Union (JNUSU) has demanded the resignation of Vice-Chancellor Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar.
"This Vice-Chancellor is a cowardly Vice-Chancellor who introduces illegal policies through the backdoor, runs away from the questions of students or teachers and then manufactures a situation to demonise JNU," JNUSU said in a statement.
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