Congress leader Kanhaiya Kumar
The BJP on Friday criticised the Congress for appointing Kanhaiya Kumar as the AICC in-charge of its students' wing, NSUI, alleging that the young leader has been linked to ideologies working against the country's integrity.
BJP leader Ashish Sood, a former Delhi University Students' Union president, was joined by several other party members, all former DUSU office bearers, as he accused the Congress of trying to misguide and mislead the youth community with the appointment.
At a press conference, he claimed that Kumar has had associations with those who raised slogans against India's integrity and in support of Kashmiri separatists. He had also cast aspersion on the Indian Army over its actions in Kashmir, Sood alleged.
"Such an appointment is a matter of concern and shows the bankruptcy of the Congress. Whatever its ideology, the NSUI also seeks to represent the youth, and having such a leader represent them is not good," Sood said.
The Congress on Thursday appointed former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union president Kumar to the post. The National Students' Union of India (NSUI) is headed by Neeraj Kundan.