Teesta Setalvad’s fervent appeal to vote for ‘Begusarai ka Beta’

Written by SabrangIndia | Published on: April 10, 2019
Eminent journalist, educationist and India’s leading human rights defender Teesta Setalvad made an impassioned appeal to crowd of thousands to vote for “Begusarai ka Beta’, Kanhaiya Kumar in a Jan-Sabha held on Tuesday in Begusarai, Bihar.

Teesta Setalvad

A massive rally took place in Begusarai, Bihar on April 9, 2019 in support of youth leader, ex-JNU president and CPI candidate from Begusarai, Kanhaiya Kumar. Eminent activists Teesta Setalvad, Fatima Nafees, Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani, actress Swara Bhaskar, youth leaders Shehla Rashid and Gurmehar Kaur joined the rally in support along with several other youths and locals. Even rains and hailstorms were able to affect the enthusiasm of the massive crowd which shows no sign of dispersing anytime soon.

Around 15,000 people walked a distance of eight and a half to ten kilometres of the rally that was splashed with rain drops and hail. More than ten thousand people gathered for the Jan-Sabha at the BSS high school ground in Begusarai.
Setalvad who has been the foremost Indian figure in the fight against communalism and hate, said that if divisive forces need to be defeated, then one must vote consciously, thoughtfully.