Kanhaiya enters the poll, and the “tukde-tukde” jest follows

Terms like “tukde-tukde” gang have entered the BJP’s election campaigning after fiery youth activist Kanhaiya Kumar was declared as the Congress candidate from the northeast Delhi parliamentary district to challenge actor-turned-politician Manoj Tiwari.


A day before, the Congress had declared their field of three candidates for the Delhi general elections: Kanhaiya, JP Agarwal, a former MP from Chandni Chowk, and Udit Raj, a contender for the North West.

Although there wasn’t much controversy surrounding Aggarwal and Raj’s candidacies among the saffron clans, Kanhaiya’s election has caused the BJP to launch a full-scale attack on the historic party because the former student leader has been a top political target for right-leaning parties for the past five years.

When the 37-year-old Congressman was taken into custody by the Delhi Police on suspicion of “anti-India sloganeering” at the JNU campus, the story made news for the first time. At the time, he served as JNUSU president. Following the ‘Azadi’ shouts that leased the air on campus on February 9, 2016, the university attracted significant political attention.

Tukde-Tukde gang is a common phrase used to refer to the left-wing coalitions at JNU. It was created after the utterance of those slogans, and the BJP is now using it to disparage Kanhaiya in the current election.

TMC leader Saket Gokhle filed an RTI request with the Ministry of Home Affairs to find out more about the “tukde tukde gang” and to find out whether it was prohibited under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). In response, the Ministry said that it had “no information concerning tukde-tukde gang” in January 2020.

“Kanhaiya Kumar, the leader of the Tukde-Tukde gang who called the Indian Army rapists, has been given a Lok Sabha ticket from North East Delhi by Congress,” the Delhi BJP stated on X, posting a rumored video of Kumar in which he is heard claiming, “women are raped in Kashmir by security forces.”

Virendra Sachdeva, the head of the Delhi BJP, likened the race for the northeast Delhi seat to a war between Santana and those who oppose India.

“Kanhaiya Kumar, who opposes the Indian Army and poses a danger to national integrity, received a ticket, exposing the true nature of the Congress. Sachdeva said, “Congress and AAP need to explain why they issued a ticket to Kanhaiya Kumar, the Tukde-Tukde gang’s emblem.

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