Former president of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student’s union Kanhaiya Kumar on Monday cited the Union government’s move to impose Goods and Service Tax (GST) and demonetisation to favour big corporates in the country.
While interacting with mediapersons at Chandigarh Press Club during which he claimed the common man was forced to face the ill effects after the GST and demonetisation. He alleged that both the policies were made in order to benefit big giants. “The common man was nowhere into the consideration before imposing the decisions. The common men were promised to get a sum of Rs 15 lakh in their bank accounts if black money is brought back. Where is that money and what happened to Rs 15 lakh in people’s accounts?,” Kanhaiya questioned the Prime Minister.
He further said that the youths in the country are under tremendous pressure due to the unemployment. He pointed out the recent unrest in Panjab University, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and Hyderabad University. “I am with every youth of this country who is being lathi-charged, beaten up or stopped to raise their voice,” he said.
Kanhaiya also spoke about the safety of women in the country while pointing out the recent stalking case in Chandigarh.
He said if the City Beautiful cannot be safe for women then no one can imagine any other part of the country to be safer for women. He clearly refuted his alliance with any political party and said, “I am not an agent of any political party.”
Speaking about the reservation, he said, the present law enforces to cut down inequality in the society. “Apart from dynasty politics or corporate, there are still large sections in the society which needs a push to be treated as equal. Reservation was introduced to bring transformation in the society. The issue is debatable since long and the government is working under the laws passed by our constitution for reservation,” he said.