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#BJPCountsCondoms: Twitter replies to Gyan Dev on JNU & 'illicit activities'

Sahil Bhalla | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:46 IST

No one knew Gyandev Ahuja until a few days ago. But not any more.

The Bharatiya Janata Party legislator from Ramgarh in Rajasthan shot to limelight on Monday when he said students of Jawaharlal Nehru University were involved in "illicit" stories. Take a look at his findings at the campus:

  • Over 3,000 used condoms every day
  • 2,000 liquor bottles

  • 10,000 cigarette butts

  • 4,000 pieces of beedis

Terming JNU students as anti-nationals, Ahuja said: "50,000 big and small pieces of bones are left by those eating non-vegetarian food. They gorge on meat. 2,000 wrappers of chips and namkeen are found. They commit misdeeds with our sisters and daughters there. And 500 used contraceptive injections are also found."

Citing social media and news channels to back his claim, he went on to accuse JNU students of taking drugs after 8 p.m. inside the campus. "Those studying in JNU are not children, many are parents of even two children. They indulge in peace protests in the mornings and during the nights, they perform obscene dance."

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This imsage shows Ahukja swaying cash at a dancer. Photo: Patrika

According to Ahuja, JNU students were involved in sex, drugs and naked dance. But then came something to leave the MLA red faced: photographs showing Ahuja throwing money at some dancers.

Some such images with Patrika were shot at a Varanasi hotel during a Lohri function organised.

Ahuja refused comment.

Meanwhile, BJP President Amit Shah is reportedly miffed at Ahuja's diabtribe. Several media reports suggest Shah has summoned Ahuja to Delhi for an explanation.

Here's R Prasad's brilliant cartoon on the issue:

While all of this was going on, social media users, especially those on Twitter, had a field day. #BJPCountsCondom immediately started trending and buzzing on Twitter. Here are some of the best:

With inputs from Deepak Sharma

Edited by Joyjeet Das

First published: 24 February 2016, 4:02 IST
Sahil Bhalla @IMSahilBhalla

Sahil is a sports and tech correspondent on the speed news desk at Catch. A gadget freak, he loves offering free tech support to family and friends. He studied at Sarah Lawrence College, New York and worked previously for Scroll. He selectively boycotts fast food chains, worries about Arsenal, and travels whenever and wherever he can. Sahil is an unapologetic foodie and a film aficionado.