Modi or Yogi? Who’s the PM of India? Wonders Kanhaiya Kumar

Amar Ashok Jajoo | Apr 13, 2017 21:11

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Kanhaiya Kumar during his speech at Dhanwate National College, Nagpur. (Photo by: Kartik Thakur)

“When we switch on the news channels these days, we get confused whether the Prime Minister of India is Modi or Yogi!” said Kanhaiya Kumar, while addressing a young audience today at Dhanwate National College, Nagpur. Kanhaiya was in Nagpur to unveil ‘Bihar Te Tihar’ – the Marathi translation of his book – ‘Bihar To Tihar – My Political Journey.’ After unveiling the book, which has been translated by Dr Sudhakar Shendge, Kanhaiya left for Gondia. Kanhaiya, who’s expected to be back in the city tonight, will be visiting Deekshabhoomi tomorrow (April 14) on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti – the birth anniversary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. Interestingly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also be paying a visit to Deekshabhoomi on Ambedkar Jayanti tomorrow. Sorry to disappoint you, but there are no chances of a faceoff between the two, as the timings of their respective visits don’t match!

Here’s what Kanhaiya Kumar had to say in his speech:

“We all are corrupt…We behave differently in public and private.”

“I’m happy that I came to Nagpur for unveiling my book. I wanted to visit Deekshabhoomi.”

“I’m really happy that, though a bit late, PM Modi finally remembers Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar.”

“I have written a book because a lot of people want to know today’s Kanhaiya Kumar; and without knowing somebody’s history, his present cannot be understood.”

“Aajkal itihas mein fail hone wale Pradhan Mantri ban jaate hain!”

“There are a lot of people who think that I’m a traitor; I don’t really worry about them.”

“People didn’t come on the streets to save Kanhaiya Kumar… They wanted to save our country, our constitution and our democracy.”

“My book is dedicated to the people, who strive for democracy and justice for everybody.”

“I know that my book will not lead to a revolution, but I’m hopeful that something will change!”

“After being released from jail, I have been asked many times, ‘Aapko kis chiz se azaadi chahiye?’”

“This book is an answer to all the questions, which have always been asked to me.”

“If you switch on the news channels these days, you will be confused whether the Prime Minister of India is Modi or Yogi!”

“We are scared of the situations prevailing in our country, but we will not rest unless we get our fundamental rights and freedom.”

“Unfortunately, those who want to keep India united are being accused of dividing the country.”

“This book is not my autobiography. It’s my confession!”


Here’s the video of Kanhaiya Kumar’s speech at Dhanwate National College, Nagpur: