CPI LEADER and former JNU College students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar has met Rahul Gandhi, ostensibly to arrange floor for his entry into the Congress, which has suffered desertion by many younger leaders previously two years.
Sources stated Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani too is in contact with the Congress management. The Congress had helped Mewani within the final Meeting elections by not fielding a candidate from the Vadgam seat in north Gujarat.
Kumar, sources near him stated, was feeling suffocated within the CPI. He met Rahul on Tuesday and the 2 are learnt to have mentioned his entry into the Congress. When requested about Kumar’s attainable exit, CPI basic secretary D Raja stated he has solely heard hypothesis. “I can solely say that he was current on the nationwide government assembly of our get together earlier this month. He spoke and took part within the deliberations,” Raja stated.
Whereas Kumar didn’t reply to calls, sources within the Congress stated he’s eager to play a key position in Bihar politics. The get together had been in political wilderness in Bihar for the previous three many years. Even in final 12 months’s Meeting elections, it carried out badly when in comparison with allies RJD and CPI(ML).
Sources stated the Congress believes that the entry of Kumar and Mewani will give it a lift, at the least optics smart, since one of many narratives relating to the get together previously two years has been of younger leaders — amongst them Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sushmita Dev, Jitin Prasada and Priyanka Chaturvedi — leaving the get together.