‘Begusarai ko Vanakkam’: Kanhaiya Kumar Takes a Dig at BJP’s Giriraj Singh Refusing to Contest From Begusarai
Kumar said Singh was behaving like children who refuse to go to school because they haven’t done their homework
Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Nawada, Giriraj Singh is refusing to fight the upcoming Lok Sabha election from Begusarai, citing the change in his constituency as an unacceptable blow to his ego.
ABP reported that five senior BJP leader including the party’s national general secretary Bhupendra Yadav and MP Nityanand Rai attempted to convince him. However, he rebuffed their requests and lashed out against the party leaders.
Singh’s refusal however, came shortly after former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar was announced as the CPI-ML candidate for the Begusarai Lok Sabha seat.
Singh had caused a stir ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls when he said “those opposed to Narendra Modi should go to Pakistan.” He has continued with similar outbursts since then.
Kumar took a dig at Singh’s refusal, saying the minister who often tells people to “Go to Pakistan” has gotten hurt at being asked to go to Begusarai.
बताइए, लोगों को ज़बरदस्ती पाकिस्तान भेजने वाले ‘पाकिस्तान टूर एंड ट्रेवेल्स विभाग’ के वीज़ा-मन्त्री जी नवादा से बेगूसराय भेजे जाने पर हर्ट हो गए।
मन्त्री जी ने तो कह दिया “बेगूसराय को वणक्कम” ???? https://t.co/HKXmu2hXt8
— Kanhaiya Kumar (@kanhaiyakumar) March 26, 2019
“Watched the news on TV and learnt that the BJP minister known for sending off people to free of cost Pakistan tours is not ready to come to Begusarai for contesting the polls”, Kumar said in a Facebook post late Monday night wherein he did not mention Singh by name.
“I have a nephew who, similarly, refuses to go to school whenever he fails to do his homework. But even he never thinks of sending the teacher to Pakistan. Neither does he hate anybody nor he wants to get anybody expelled from the school”, Kanhaiya Kumar added sarcastically in the post.
“This is the real India, vastly different from the shrill debates one watches on news channels”, the former JNU students union president said.