JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar was back in the university campus on Thursday after spending three weeks in jail. Amidst a huge crowd, Kanhaiya delivered his fiery speech including the slogans of Lal Salaam (Red Salute) and Aazaadi (Freedom)that had put him in trouble earlier.
"We don't want freedom from India, we want freedom in India," Kanhaiya thundered in his speech, drawing long pauses of claps and Leftist sloganeering from the audience.
From Arvind Kejriwal to Meenakshi Lekhi, here's how the Twitterati reacted to this:
Heard Kanhaiya's speech many times. Amazing clarity of thought expressed wonderfully.He said wat most people have been feeling.God bless him— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 4, 2016
If you're driven by hate, anger and stupidity, you score self-goals like arresting a man as brilliant as #KanhaiyaKumar for sedition.— Mihir Sharma (@mihirssharma) March 3, 2016
Can't remember the last time a speech by a youth leader (or a communist!) got so much attention. #KanhaiyaKumar— Vikram Chandra (@vikramchandra) March 3, 2016
Super speech by #KanhaiyaKumar. And great to see the energy in JNU. A bit disappointed at the lack of the naked dancing I had heard about.— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) March 3, 2016
#KanhaiyaKumar is now like the legendary Che Guevara ; a young man who symbolizes a new young irrepressible India that believes in itself.— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) March 3, 2016
Rockstar #KanhaiyaKumar: Indian politics' latest startup— Milind Deora (@milinddeora) March 3, 2016
And the critics
एक भाषण से हीरो बन सकते थे. पागल थे सरहद पर खून बहा दिया.— Sweta Singh (@sweetasingh) March 3, 2016
Just few days in Jail..& now #KanhaiyaKumar says he believes in Indian constitution, courts, respects India & doesn't need azadi from India— Paresh Rawal (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) March 3, 2016
Who's this joker? 29yrs old loser ¶site surviving on tax payers money? In his age others have become doc engineers &MBAs #KanhaiyaKumar— अnjana (@_Baatcutter) March 4, 2016