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65 African researchers write to Kanhaiya Kumar to do a tour of Africa for his PhD in African Studies

07, May 2016 By manithan

Nairobi: 65 African researchers have written a letter to AISF student leader and ‘darling of media’ Kanhaiya Kumar.

What is the use of doing a PhD in African studies, when you are roaming across India and not Africa?”, wondered an African researcher who is one of the 65 signatories
What is the use of doing a PhD in African studies, when you are roaming across India and not Africa?” wondered an African researcher who is one of the 65 signatories

In that letter, they have requested the emerging leader Kanhaiya to do a tour of Africa, which can help in having a deeper understanding of his African studies. They have also revealed that Africa has more poor people than India and has even attached a few photos to show how Africa is suffering from poverty.

After going through the letter, we tried to contact a few of the signatories. Ablablabla Rabler, one such Researcher from the University of Nairobi, was humble enough to respond to us via a phone call.

When asked about the reason for sending a letter to the ‘messiah of media’, Ablablabla said, “Look! When we were trying to find out the ways to bring Africa out of poverty, we tried to look into all possible theories on economics and how to make sure that money reaches to the bottom. All our economic experiments met their dead-end. It was at this time, we read in online news websites from India that there is a new guy called Kanhaiya who has vowed to get poor people to be free from poverty. We listened to his speeches and were convinced that he is the guy we are looking for.”

“Not only his speeches, he also claimed that he is from a poor family and is living on stipends. But he is having an iPhone and travels in business class in flights. Even, well paid researchers like me cannot do it. So, if a poor in India has got access to this much luxury, Kanhaiya can definitely repeat the magic in Africa,” said Ablablabla who has done a PhD in African Economics.

“It is like a ‘one stone-two oranges’ for him too. Not only we will be benefited by his revolutionary ideas, he can also spend his time to work on his PhD thesis. If I’m right, he is doing his PhD in African studies and it will be good if he could visit Africa at least once, which can help him get more ideas for his research,” said Mobango from Harare, who claims that he also has a PhD.

When asked whether they would meet and invite Kanhaiya in person, his voice grew shrill, “We would have flown down to India, but he is in Delhi and we will be forced to urinate on roads there by their Common Man Party. So, we are scared to go there.”