The Hush Post| 9:59 am |one-minute-read
Actress Swara Bhaskar celebrated her 31st birthday campaigning for Kanhaiya Kumar in Begusarai. If Kanhaiya Kumar wins, it would be a victory for democracy, actor Swara Bhaskar, one of the most vocal critics of the central government in Bollywood, said on Tuesday.
The former Jawaharlal Nehru University students’ union leader filed his nomination as the Left candidate for the national election.
“It is a rather unusual way of spending one’s birthday. But Kanhaiya is a friend and I think he is fighting an important battle on behalf of us all. If he wins, it will be a victory for Indian democracy,” Swara was quoted by as saying.
“I’ve never been part of a political campaign before so I literally have no idea what to expect,” the 30-year-old actor added.
Before taking up acting as a career, Bhaskar graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru University.
She said people should be aligned to Kanhaiya’s ideology.
“Kanhaiya raises issues that concern all Indians — issues like the threat to the constitutional values and to the constitution of India, unemployment, the rise of mob violence, the need for social justice and the need to focus on issues that will better the lives of all Indians. I think as responsible and patriotic Indians we should all feel aligned to this ideology/or thought process,” she added.
Bhaskar showered praise on Kanhaiya when he announced his candidature from the seat last month. She had called him a principled politician and a great orator.
The student leader recently appealed to the masses to fund his election campaign. His request reportedly was responded to with generous contributions.
The fiery former JNU student, fighting his first ever public election, faces a formidable opponent in Union Minister Giriraj Singh, who was first reluctant to contest in Begusarai, but later relented.
32-year-old Kanhaiya was arrested in February 2016 under sedition law, allegedly for doing nothing to prevent the raising of anti-India slogans on the JNU campus.
A Delhi court on Monday adjourned the hearing in the case till July 23.