Shiv Sena hands Haryana poll ticket to man who attacked JNU’s Umar Khalid
Naveen Dalal, one of the two men accused of attacking activist and former JNU students’ union leader Umar Khalid last year, is back in a new avatar – as the Shiv Sena’s candidate from Bahadurgarh for the Haryana Assembly polls on October 21.
A self-proclaimed gau rakshak, Dalal said he joined the Sena six months ago because their ideologies on “nationalism and cow protection” matched. “We are fighting the same battle – for nationalism, cow protection and recognition for our freedom fighters,” Dalal, 29, told The Indian Express. “BJP and Congress governments don’t have anything to do with farmers, martyrs, cows or the poor. They are just interested in politics.”
Confirming that Dalal is the party’s candidate, Vikram Yadav, Shiv Sena’s Haryana (south) chief, said: “He has been fighting for issues like cow protection and speaking up against those who raise anti-national slogans. Hence, we have chosen him.”…
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