BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha, who has often taken a position at variance with the party’s stand, on Saturday came out in support of arrested JNU student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar, who is facing sedition charges, and said he is Happy that the court has granted him interim bail.
“Happy about the grant of bail -although conditional- by the honourable court to Kanhaiya. I am pleased that he’s been released from prison,” Sinha wrote on Twitter, the platform which he uses frequently to launch attacks against his party.
“I Hope, wish and pray that he will prove himself worthy of the support that he received from everyone who felt that he was wronged,” he said in another tweet.
The septuagenarian actor-politician had earlier said that the Jawaharlal Nehru University is going through a crisis ‘for reasons best known to politicians’.
“JNU is an institution of international repute, enviable record and history,” he haid said.
“Have heard transcript of speech of Kanhaiya, our Bihar boy president of JNUSU. He has said nothing anti-national or against Constitution,” Sinha had said.
Kumar is facing sedition charges for allegedly shouting anti-national slogans during an event organised at JNU campus.