On Saturday evening, BJP MPs and artists Manoj Tiwari and Hans Raj Hans are set to perform on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus, on patriotic songs. Party leader Nirahua would be accompanying the two.
JNU is set to hold a program in remembrance of freedom fighters on Saturday, and Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari and North West Delhi MP Hans Raj Hans would be in attendance at the function as chief guests.
The program organised by ABVP, the student wing of RSS, is called 'ek shaam shaheedo ke naam' and comes days ahead of the JNU elections for the student body.
A week ago, JNU was in the news after anti-national slogans were heard yet again from within the campus, this time against the abrogation of Article 370 that withdraws the special status provided to Jammu and Kashmir.
Sources informed that meetings were called to demand to bring back of Article 370 and 'Azadi' slogans were allegedly raised. Article 370 provided special status to the state and made way for Article 35 A that defined the permanent residents of the state, thereby barring citizens from another part of the country from many facilities in the state.
In the video accessed by Republic, a man was saying: "If it is your home, and I occupy it, it is an atrocity. Kashmiris will not accept this atrocity. When his culture will not be there, how will he show his face, what will he say on being asked who is he?" After this, Azadi slogans were raised and slogans of 'Article 370 vapas lao' (bring back Article 370) was heard.
In an attempt to make inroads into Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University, which has often voiced strong opposition against the BJP, the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) national president Poonam Mahajan, on in July launched the BJP membership drive on the JNU campus in Delhi, saying that India's integrity is safe under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"We all need to strengthen the hands of the Prime Minister by joining with maximum numbers.' Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas and Sabka Vishwas' is the tradition of our party," she said.
Calling JNU the 'Ganga' of the country, she said students come to the institute from all over the country adding that the membership campaign wants in involve 'every common man' in the country's development.
"The membership campaign is needed because we want to take along every common man. Our party believes in a fully democratic system," she said.