Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) leader Kuldeep Varshnay was expelled from the party’s primary membership for a period of six years by the BJP’s district unit.
With threats of killing and reward on his head looming large, the Leftist parties are cautious to send the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leader Kanhaiya Kumar to address election meetings in Assam, West Bengal or even Kerala, where it is fighting polls next month for Assembly elections.
Varshnay had on Friday announced R5 lakh prize money for cutting off the tongue of Kanhaiya Kumar who he had alleged was speaking against the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi ever since he had been released on bail.
Calling himself a “dutiful” citizen, Varshnay had said that he could not tolerate the “insult” to the PM, his party and the RSS.
CPI expressed concern over the security of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar in the wake of announcement of cash rewards for anyone “shooting him down” and “cutting off” his the tongue by some elements.
Adarsh Sharma, president of the little-known Purvanchal Sena, made no efforts to hide the fact that he was the man behind the posters, which carried his name and phone number.
Talking about Afzal Guru, he clearly stated that the Parliament attack convict was not his hero and it was Hyderabad University scholar Rohith Vemula.
MAHESH SHARMA, minister of state for tourism, on Saturday admitted that incidents like the recent JNU row do affect the tourism industry. We must talk about formation of a strong nation. “He was filled with energy and his body language was impressive”, he said.