Viral Claim: A video Bihar CM Nitish Kumar praising Kanhaiya Kumar is viral on the social media; video says Bihar CM backs Kanhaiya Kumar

Facts Check: True, but old

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भाजपा गठबंधन के पार्टी जदयू के वरिष्ठ नेता और बिहार के मुख्यमंत्री श्री नीतीश कुमार के ये राय और विचार हैं कन्हैया के बारे में।


Facts Check Analysis: Though the video is true and was initially shared by ANI news, so definitely the video is true and there is no doubt that the Bihar Chief Minister praised Kanhaiya Kumar in the video.

The video has gained a view of 54 thousands and thousands of likes on the social media. The video was also shared by thousand on the social media as well. The video has been shared and liked on the social media to send a message that Kumar is supporting Kanhaiya Kumar.

ANI posted this news on 4 Mar 2016, stating

Patna, Mar 04 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday supported the views of JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, saying that his demand to speak in his own country is not ‘anti-national’. Kumar added that Kanhaiya’s approach to keep his thoughts is influential, further criticising the Centre. He added that no better reply could be given to the people trying to suppress the voices of students. Kumar further congratulated JNU and Communist Party for fighting against the wrong.

So the video is true, however it is more than 3 years old where the CM of Bihar, talked and praised  Kanhaiya.

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