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Kanhaiya Kumar likely to join Congress; Meeting with Rahul Gandhi

CPI leader and former president of JNU Students Union Kanhaiya Kumar has called on Rahul Gandhi. Therefore, Kanhaiya Kumar is likely to start his new political game with the Congress soon. Discussions on when and with which post Kanhaiya will join the party are in the final stages. Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mewani is also in touch with the Congress leadership. From the Wadgam constituency in North Gujarat’s Banaskantha district, the Congress had helped Mewani in the last assembly elections without fielding a candidate.

Sources close to Kanhaiya Kumar said he felt suffocated in the CPI, according to the Indian Express. Kanhaiya met Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday and it is understood that the two discussed his entry into the Congress. Asked about Kumar’s exit from the party, CPI general secretary D Raja said he had only heard about it. “All I can say is that he was present at the meeting of our party’s national executive earlier this month. He spoke and participated in the discussion, ”said Raja.

Opportunity for Congress to recover in Bihar

Many Congress leaders believe that Kanhaiya could give the party a chance to recover in Bihar. In Bihar, the Congress has not been able to do much in the last three decades. Even in last year’s assembly elections, the Congress did worse than its allies the RJD and the CPI (ML). Congress won only 19 seats out of 70 contested. The RJD won more than half of the 144 seats, while the CPI (ML) won 12 of the 19 seats where it fielded candidates.

According to Congress sources, the party is confident that the entry of Kumar and Mewani will give a new impetus to the party. Because for the last two years, the party has needed young leaders. After Jyotiraditya Shinde, Sushmita Dev, Jitin Prasad and Priyanka Chaturvedi left the party, the need has become more acute.

In such a situation, the question of how the party will benefit from Kanhaiya is also growing rapidly within the party. Kanhaiya is angry with the CPI leadership. In such a scenario, if he gets the Congress platform, his political weight will increase. But what will benefit the party, the Congress is busy assessing the profit and loss.

The Congress is seeing young leadership in Kanhaiya

The Congress sees the image of a young leader in Kanhaiya, who directly attacks Prime Minister Narendra Modi and speaks with complete innocence. The Congress, which is facing a leadership crisis, may try to attract the youth through Kanhaiya. But only time will tell how effective the innings will be.

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