Manoj Tiwari takes ‘Tukde tukde gang’ jibe at Kanhaiya Kumar


Lok Sabha elections 2024: Delhi’s North East Lok Sabha constituency is gearing up for a high-profile contest as the Congress announced young leader Kanhaiya Kumar as its candidate to fight against BJP’s sitting MP Manoj Tiwari. The singer-turned-politician is the only BJP candidate to be repeated from the national capital as the saffron party has changed its face on all other 6 constituencies in Delhi.

While reacting to the announcement of Kanhaiya Kumar’s name, Manoj Tiwari called him irresponsible and the leader of the “tukde-tukde gang.” Manoj Tiwari said that Kanhaiya Kumar came in this election on a 40-day tour and will see the development works conducted in the last five years.

“Those who have come on a 40-day tour, in this election, will definitely see the work worth 14,600 crores that has been done in our area. People leading the ‘tukde tukde’ gang, how responsible can they be towards Delhi and the people of Delhi, who cannot respect the country and the Army? They will see how the metro, a central school, a railway station, a passport office, a bridge like Signature Bridge is brought to the area for the first time…” BJP MP Manoj Tiwari said.

Kanhaiya Kumar, a former President of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) sprang into the limelight in a 2016 incident in the campus slogans were raised allegedly against the country. After getting his Ph.D. from the JNU, Kanhaiya Kumar joined the Communist Party of India (CPI) Marxist and fought the 2019 Lok Sabha election from Begusarai constituency of Bihar, where he lost against BJP’s Giriraj Singh.

He later joined Congress and was closely associated with Rahul Gandhi during the Bharat Jodo Yatra. Kanhaiya Kumar’s candidature from Delhi’s North East constituency came four years after the area was hit by riots in February 2020, in which more than 50 people lost their lives while hundreds were injured. After the riots, BJP’s sitting MP Manoj Tiwari was criticized for his absence from the ground.

Direct battle between BJP and INDIA bloc in Delhi

The national capital is bracing for a high-voltage general election as the BJP, which won all the seven seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will go against the strong INDIA bloc in the Lok Sabha elections 2024. The AAP and Congress have joined hands for the general elections in Delhi with the Arvind Kejriwal-led party contesting four seats while the Congress trying its luck on the other three.

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Published: 15 Apr 2024, 03:16 PM IST


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