Ranchi, October 7: A student in Jharkhand's Giridih district was allegedly heckled and beaten up the workers of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad after he questioned the performance of the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre.
The incident was reported on Saturday, during a college seminar in Giridih. The victim, identified as PK Suman, attempted to criticise the central government while addressing the gathering. Activist Swami Agnivesh Demands SIT Probe on His Assault in Jharkhand.
"I just said that Modi ji came to power with many promises but youth must think how many of them have been fulfilled. On this, some ABVP students took away my mic and started slapping me," Suman told news agency ANI.
PK Suman, a student who was thrashed allegedly by ABVP workers in #Jharkhand’s Giridih y'day,says,”I just said that Modi ji came to power with many promises but youth must think how many of them have been fulfilled.On this, some ABVP students took away my mic&started slapping me" pic.twitter.com/VrYNSGMody
— ANI (@ANI) October 7, 2018
BJP MP Ravindra Kumar Ray, who was present at the seminar, has justified the assault. Putting the onus on Suman, the lawmaker said he should not had taken political jibes at an event which was centred around education.
"It was a college seminar, he should not have given a political statement. If some boys have reacted, it was natural. There was no violence. All programs are not meant for politics," added Ray, who represents the Koderma constituency in the Lok Sabha.