New Delhi, March 31: BJP MP Kirron Kher and JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar were engaged in a verbal war on the micro-blogging site Twitter.
Kanhaiya Kumar had allegedly said there was a difference between 1984 anti-Sikh riots and 2002 Gujarat riots, on which the actor-turned-politician Kirron Kher reacted sharply by calling him disgraceful and asked if his conscience was dead.
On Monday, March 28, JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar had compared the alleged onslaught on varsities with Gujarat riots alleging both of them were carried out "with support" from state machinery even as he stressed that there is a fundamental difference between "emergency" and "fascism". [2002 Guj riots and 1984 Sikh riots are different: Kanhaiya]
On Tuesday, Kirron Kher, the BJP MP from Chandigarh posted a series of following tweets:
Disgraceful statement by @kanhaiyajnusu that 1984 anti Sikh riots were done by mobs and not state sponsored. 1/3— Kirron Kher (@KirronKherBJP) March 29, 2016
So many Cong leaders are in the dock for the 1984 riots. Statement by @kanhaiyajnusu wilfully ignorant. 2/3— Kirron Kher (@KirronKherBJP) March 29, 2016
Kya aapka zameer bilkul mar gaya hai, Kanhaiya? @kanhaiyajnusu 3/3— Kirron Kher (@KirronKherBJP) March 29, 2016
Here's how Kanhaiya Kumar reacted on Kher's tweets:
14 FIRs were registered against 49 BJP-RSS leaders fr their role in anti-Sikh riots. Zameer ke hawale se kuch bolein https://t.co/cldgCVEZZn— Kanhaiya Kumar (@kanhaiyajnusu) March 31, 2016
हम झंडों का रंग देख कर ज़मीर नहीं जगाते, 84 और 2002 एक, अख़लाक़ भी गलत, नारंग भी ग़लत, बाबरी भी ग़लत, दादरी भी ग़लत https://t.co/Hbs4u8FJsV— Kanhaiya Kumar (@kanhaiyajnusu) March 31, 2016
Kanhaiya's comments did not go down well even with those who have been his zealous supporters ever since he was arrested in a sedition case, to mark hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised. [Kanhaiya under fire for remarks on 1984 anti-Sikh riots]
On Wednesday, March 30, under fire over his comments on 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Kanhaiya appeared to be in a damaging control mode and said he will fight against every massacre. [Kanhaiya does damage control, says will fight every 'massacre']