Kanhaiya Kumar To Meet Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi Today

22/03/2016 10:15 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 20: JNU Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar speaks during a Public Symposium, on March 20, 2016 in New Delhi, India. The arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar had generated a huge controversy, with the opposition parties accusing the government of suppressing freedom of speech. (Photo by Virendra Singh Gosain/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- For the first time since the JNU row began and subsided, Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar will meet Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in the national capital today.

Accompanied by delegations from the JNUSU and the All India Students' Federation (AISF), Kanhaiya will meet Rahul at 11:30 AM.

This is the first time Rahul is meeting Kanhaiya following the uproar over alleged anti-national activities at the Varsity, following which the JNUSU president was sent to prison and later released on bail.

Earlier, Rahul had come out in full support for Kanhaiya amid the unrest at JNU which was accused by several politicos as being a hub of 'anti-national' activities.

Rahul, who had also joined the protest march demanding justice for Kanhaiya, attacked the Centre and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of crushing voices of dissent of students across the country and pitched for a law to protect them from "discrimination" and "suppression".

Kanhaiya has garnered support from several politicians, the latest being Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who came under fire for saying that the student leader had several similarities with freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.

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