Kolkata, Jan 24: After adulations from a section of students in AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal’s alma mater IIT-Kharagpur, now a group from the institute has posted an anti-AAP page.
Kejriwal supporters had floated as many as three Facebook pages after the party’s fascile show in the Delhi elections. Now, an ‘IITians against AAP’ page has come up.
“We are just a group of IITians who are against the policy of the AAP. We don’t officially represent IIT,” says the disclaimer.
As part of its agenda “to stop misuse of the prestigious institution’s name by a political party”, there are posts and links that bring up the controversies related to Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party.
Since its release Dec 25, the page has garnered 21,324 likes.
Reacting to the initiative, AAP worker and Indian Institute of Technology student Ritesh Singh told IANS that there were bigger issues to focus on.
“If people want to oppose AAP, they can. But there are core issues to focus on. Why not a page that says ‘IITians against dowry’? People should speak against issues, not a party or individual,” the MTech student said.