Congress Politics: Kanhaiya Kumar Joins Congress
NEW DELHI- Former student leader Kanhaiya Kumar joined the Congress party today. He was inducted into the headquarters of the All India Congress Committee in New Delhi in the presence of party leader Rahul Gandhi.
“I’m joining Congress because it’s not just a party, it’s an idea. It is the oldest and most democratic party in the country, and I insist on ‘democratic’… Not just me, but many believe that the country cannot survive without Congress, ”Kumar said at the meeting. ‘a press conference after joining Congress.
“The Congress Party is like a big ship. If he is saved, I believe that the aspirations of many people, the unity of Mahatma Gandhi, the courage of Bhagat Singh and the idea of equality of BR Ambedkar will also be protected. That’s why I joined him.
He also claimed that “millions of young people” believe that the country “cannot be saved without saving Congress”.
Mr Kumar was previously a member of the Communist Party of India (CPI) which he joined ahead of the 2019 general elections. He later contested from his hometown Begusarai in Bihar against Giriraj Singh of the BJP of the BJP but failed to to win.
Former president of the JNU Students’ Union, Mr. Kumar was jailed for alleged “anti-national slogans” raised during an event in 2016 to mark the anniversary of the death of the mastermind of the attack on Parliament, Afzal Guru .