The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal today joined students’ protests at Jantar Mantar over the suicide of research scholar Rohit Vemula of Hyderabad Central University and the ongoing JNU crisis. Lambasting central government’s handling of both the issues, he warned, “This government seems to be at war with the students of this country. Modiji! students se pange mat lena (Don’t take on students), If students get together, they will shake up your (prime minister’s) chair in such a manner that you will not forget”.
He charged Central ministers with driving Rohith Vemula to suicide. Earlier Congress president Rahul Gandhi had come out in support of the students who took out a march in Delhi to demand justice for Mr Vemula and JNU Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested on charges of sedition.
Carrying the tricolor, blue and red flags, students, activists and intellectuals marched for about a kilometre to Jantar Mantar.