Aurangabad: Student leader Kanhaiya Kumar on Monday dared the Centre to apply the GST principle of one nation, one tax regime on education and health sectors as well.
“If much thought is paid to bring uniformity in the tax regime, why leave education and health sector. The country should have one-nation, one education system and one nation, one health policy. However, the Centre will not be okay with it as this will not serve its vested interest,” he said.
Delivering a speech at Sant Tukaram auditorium, Kumar flayed the BJP-led government and RSS ideologue on different fronts. Accusing the Modi government of practicing fear politics to push the saffron agenda, he said that organised attempts were being made to change the history of India.
“It is ironical that those who do not have belief in the Constitution are now enjoying the highest constitutional posts. It will be wrong to say that they are winning as we have given them an opportunity to defeat ourselves by remaining divided,” he said.
Announcing that he would be holding rallies across the country, Kumar, who is associated with the All India Students Federation (AISF), said common agenda has to be set for defeating non-secular and divisive forces.
“It is seen globally that democracies mature after going through civil wars. However, we do not want such wars. We will defeat divisive forces by spreading harmony and unity among the society,” said the former president of Jawaharlal Nehru University.
He also appealed for using education as a tool for social empowerment. “Education alters mind and develops ideologies. Without such ideologies that are in tune with the basic ethos of this country, we cannot defeat divisive forces,” he said.
As many as 26 youth organisations and social outfits joined hands for holding Kumar’s public event. In order to avoid any untoward incident, the city police had deployed adequate security arrangement at the venue.