Kanhaiya Kumar joins Congress, Jignesh Mevani says with party ideology

CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar joined the Congress on 28 September in the presence of party leader Rahul Gandhi in Delhi

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CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar joined the Congress on 28 September in the presence of party leader Rahul Gandhi in Delhi. Congress general secretary KC Venugopal and Gujarat Congress working president Hardik Patel were present with Rahul Gandhi when Kanhaiya Kumar, the former president of Jawaharlal Nehru University, joined the Congress.

Addressing the media at Congress headquarters soon after the induction, Kanhaiya Kumar said: “I am joining Congress because it’s not just a party, it’s an idea. It’s country’s oldest and most democratic party.”

“Congress party is like a big ship, if it’s saved, I believe many people’s aspirations, Mahatma Gandhi’s oneness, Bhagat Singh’s courage & BR Ambedkar’s idea of equality will be protected too. This is why I have joined it,” he added.


Soon after the induction of the youth leader, Congress general secretary KC Venugopal said: “Kanhaiya Kumar is a symbol of the fight for freedom of expression in this country. He fought against fundamentalism as a student leader. The joining of kind of dynamic personality will fill the entire cadre of Congress with enthusiasm.”

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