Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said the central government framed JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges.

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“Sedition charges against JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar are wrong. He was not involved in any anti-national act. The central government has framed him,” Kumar said at a press conference.

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He said Jawaharlal Nehru University is a prestigious institution and there is a tradition of free debate and discussion in a democratic environment. An attempt is now being made to “murder” democracy in the institution.

“The central government is taking action against JNU students on the direction of RSS-affiliated students organisation ABVP. It is dangerous and should be opposed,” he said.

Kumar also said the BJP-led government is trying to create an emergency-like situation in the country.

“Those who stand and speak in favour of the BJP are nationalists and those who oppose the BJP are termed anti-national. The BJP should not try to impose its ideology on the country,” he said.