JNU Communist Academia Gathers in Patna to Bash PM Modi

JNU professors in Patna to criticize Narendra Modi government at the Center.

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Patna: Anti-NDA forces representing Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) gathered at Patna's Rabindra Bhawan on Wednesday to call for the political obliteration of the Sangh Parivar – an idea floated by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar a few days ago.

A number of JNU professors and teachers including Subodh Malakar, Aditya Mukherjee, Amrita Pathak, Mridula Mukherjee, Ram Puniyani, and Prakash Ambedkar participated in a day-long seminar on 'India against Fascism' organized by the Progressive Forum, an arm of the Communist Party of India (CPI).

Taking shots at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in general and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in particular, the Communist leaders supported Nitish Kumar's call for a national alliance to rid India from 'communal' outfits like the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the BJP.

"BJP and the RSS are anti Dalits, Muslims, and progressive-minded people. Stir against the Sangh Parivar should be launched from the Parliament level all the way down to the street level," said Malakar adding efforts should be made to unite all left parties, Congress and regional parties to 'free India from communal and fascist forces'.

Comparing Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Hitler, Malakar said that Hitler also misled the people of Germany to grab power just as Modi did in India in 2014.

"Modi lied to people when he said that he would provide employment to 10 crore youths of India and Rs. 10 to 15 lakh in everyone's bank account. That is how he grabbed power. Now he is spreading hatred by pitching one religion against another to remain in power," he said.

Mukherjee, continuing the anti-BJP theme of the seminar, said that the Sangh Parivar had launched a vicious campaign against the JNU by accusing it of producing terrorists.

"I have been teaching in the JNU for the last 38 years. BJP and RSS are saying the JNU produces only terrorists. Do I look like a terrorist?" Prof. Mukherjee asked.

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