UP Assembly Election Results 2017: JNU Vice-Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar lauds BJP for win, trolled on social media

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Updated: Mar 12, 2017 3:24 PM

Kumar's tweet received huge criticism from people on the social media platform.

Jagadesh Kumar, the Vice-Chancellor of the Jawaharlal Nehru University. (Twitter
iter/M. Jagadesh Kumar)

Jagadesh Kumar, the Vice-Chancellor of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) congratulated the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)for its sweeping victory in twin states, Uttarakhand and especially Uttar Pradesh and he added that the victory will bring development and inclusivity to the state. Referring to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election results, Kumar took to Twitter crediting BJP’s victory, “People of India have once again demonstrated overwhelmingly that we stand for development and inclusivity,” he wrote. Soon after Kumar’s tweet, the social media flooded with the reactions of people trolling the VC of the JNU.

Jagadesh Kumar who was associated with Vijana Bharti, an RSS wing involved with Swadeshi Science Movement, before he took over as JNU Vice Chancellor, has often been accused of acting on directions of BJP and for his affiliation with the Sangh. Kumar, also sent the same tweet to few journalists drawing sharp reactions. His tweet received huge criticism from people on the social media platform. The twiterrati termed his tweet as ‘unbecoming’ of a person holding such a post. Some of the reactions are as follows:

A twiterrati in his reaction said, “JNU VC cannot control his joy on BJP victory.”

While, another twitter user said, “And a Vice Chancellor to a central university chimes in!”

“U said , I’m not Sanghi or BJP member, u hv forgotten that ur VC of a University not BJP candidate,” tweeted Sunny Dhiman, in response to Kumar’s tweet.

V Lenin Kumar, former president of JNU Students Union (JNUSU) said, “JNU VC Tweets for BJP victory…. sir ji Abh Chaliye mandir banayengey”.

“It is highly unbecoming of person holding the top post in a Central University to reveal his affiliation in this manner,” another tweet said.

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On 11 March 2017, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) proved its dominance in the two major states – Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand – after it managed to win more than 300 seats out of 403 in UP and grabbed 56 out 71 in Uttarakhand, giving them a clear edge in India’s most populous state, despite losing in three states. However, with the UP win in its bag, it will be a huge booster for the centre ruling party. A parliamentary meeting is scheduled for today, where the face of the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate for the state will be announced.

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