Vivekananda Statue Row: JNU students allege wastage of funds; BJP counters 'Stop insulting an icon'

The row over the placement of Swami Vivekananda’s life-size statue in Jawaharlal Nehru University is only surging day by day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to unveil the life-size statue, however, a few days before the unveiling ceremony, JNU Students Union called in for a protest to oppose the move.

JNUSU alleges that buying Swami Vivekananda’s life-size statue is wastage of administration funds. A poster released by the JNUSU calls for PM Modi to ‘go back’ and demands ‘answers’ from the Minister of Education. Countering these allegations, BJP has asked the JNU Student Council to not insult a youth motivator and icon.