The man of many controversies, Kanhaiya Kumar, is back in the limelight for his move that is supposed to save Congress. Former JNU President of Student’s Union left CPI(M) and made a grand entry on 28th September 2021 with Gujarat’s MLA Jignesh Mevani by his side.
He was welcomed by the party head Rahul Gandhi, Digvijaya Singh, and other Congress leaders. General Secretary of the party, KC Venugopal, appreciated him and said Kumar will fill new energy and enthusiasm in the party.
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Addressing a press conference, Kumar said the only motive behind his decision was to save the oldest Democratic Party of India.
Highlighting the importance of opposition and Congress, he further said it would be tough for India to survive without Congress. Kanhaiya also emphasized the teachings, values, and ideologies of prominent leaders of the past such as Gandhi, Ambedkar, and Bhagat Singh.
Opposition Targets Kanhaiya Kumar Over Its New Joining
This recent inclusion to the party has raised eyebrows of many from the oppositions regarding Kanhaiya’s decision to leave the Communist Party of India. Targeting CPI and Congress, National General Secretary from BJP Kailash Vijayvargiya said that Kumar fell into the drain.
He is not the only one to criticize his move, several other leaders are also in the league. Member of Bihar Legislative Council, Mangal Pandey, called his move nothing but a political demonstration. It seems many agree with their views while others are hoping Kanhaiya will help Congress in restoring its image.
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Haunting Past Of Kanhaiya Kumar
It’s a fresh start for both Kumar and Congress but it seems his stained past will continue to affect him.
He was arrested in 2016 over the anti-Indian slogans and speeches in JNU. However, he denied saying any words that would have affected the country’s integrity.
A month later, he was released on conditional bail by the High Court of Delhi. But this did not stop him to raise his voice again RSS who according to him is dividing the country.
When He Threaten A JNU Student And Disrespected Indian Army
Kanhaiya Kumar’s speech during Women’s day brought him into the spotlight when he said Indian soldiers harass women of Kashmir.
He also mentioned Gujarat by saying women are raped first and then killed while comparing situations in India and Africa. His words brought a defamation case against him. Kumar was also accused to threaten and misbehave with a female at the JNU campus.
Political And Educational Background Of Kanhaiya Kumar
Kanhaiya Kumar was born to Meena Devi and Jaishankar Singh in Bihar in 1987. He completed his primary education from his hometown and graduated from Ram Ratan Singh College. Kumar comes from Arts and Science background.
Since his college days, he has been very active in politics and used to give speeches and participate in several activities. But he did not leave his education for politics and continue to pursue higher education. He did his post-graduation in Sociology and Ph.D. in African Studies from JNU. He was made president of the student’s union at the university in 2015.
Kumar joined CPI(M) in 2018 and contested the first election of his life from his birthplace Begusarai. However, he did not get enough votes to win the election but made a strong entry into politics. His autobiography “Bihar To Tihar- My Political Journey” is a full insight into his political life.