Rs 11 lakh for Kanhaiya Kumar's head, 5 for his tongue. Tolerant India?

DailyBiteMar 05, 2016 | 19:56

Rs 11 lakh for Kanhaiya Kumar's head, 5 for his tongue. Tolerant India?

India cannot get enough of Kanhaiya Kumar, it seems. After the arrest, release and the fiery speech after return to JNU campus, there's already a bounty on the student leader's life... and... errr...his tongue..

A leader of BJP's youth wing, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), Kuldip Varshney announced Rs 5 lakh prize money for cutting off Kanhaiya's tongue. He was quickly expelled from the party for six years after the announcement.


Kuldeep Varshney, BJYM's Badaun district chief, said Kanhaiya has been speaking against the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi since he was released on bail Thursday. "He shouted anti-national slogans in support of a terrorist like Afzal Guru. I will award Rs 5 lakh to the person who cut off Kanhaiya's tongue," Varshney said.

Shortly after the bounty on his tongue, posters appeared in Delhi offering a reward of Rs 11 lakh to anybody who shoots dead Kumar. The posters bearing the name of Purvanchal Sena and its president Adarsh Sharma were seen at bus stops and Metro stations in New Delhi. The Facebook page of this so-called "Sena" reads as Purvanchal Sena, ABVP.

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Last updated: March 05, 2016 | 19:56
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