"My son is not anti-national. There is no question of his following an ideology of anti-nationalism. He is a nationalist like hundreds of thousands of youths of his age", Kanhaiya Kumar's father Jaishankar Singh, who is suffering from paralysis, said today.

Kanhaiya's mother Meena Devi said her son is a nationalist, but not a supporter of RSS-BJP's Hindutva politics.

"We are proud of his Left ideology. There is nothing wrong in it. He has been fighting against right wing politics and now being targeted for it", she said.

His parents live at Bihat village in Begusarai district, considered a stronghold of the Left wing or communist politics in the state. There was a time when Begusarai was known as 'Leningrad' of Bihar, but no more.

Singh said his son was arrested under a conspiracy by his political rivals.

Meena said that she is confident and sure that his son will win the battle against Hindutva politics. Most of the villagers of Kanhaiya's native place are sad over his arrest on the charge of sedition.

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