Budaun: Kuldeep Varshney, president of BJP Youth Wing, Budaun district, Uttar Pradesh has announced a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh for cutting off the tonue of JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar.
Varshney alleged that Kanhaiya was targeting everyone after shouting anti-national slogans.
JNU student president Kanhaiya Kumar who was arrested on February 12 on sedition charges was released from the jail on March 3 after the Delhi High Court granted him bail for six months.
On Friday, addressing a press conference, Kanhaiya said that Hyderabad University research scholar Rohith Vemula was his icon and not Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.
Condemning the February 9 event on the campus where anti-national slogans were raised, Kanhaiya said: “We strongly condemn what happened at the university on February 9. JNU students can never be anti-national. Now, it’s for the court to decide if that was ‘raaj droh’ (sedition) or not. We’ve full faith in the judiciary and the constitution.”
Meanwhile, it has been reported that Kuldeep Varshney has been expelled from the primary membership of the party for six years.
Announcing the decision to expel him, the president of district unit of the BJP, Harish Shakya, also said that a notice to remove Varshney from the post was issued six months ago. “His statement is his personal one and the party has nothing to do with it.”