CPI chief and former JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar met Rahul Gandhi, apparently to arrange the bottom for his entry into the Congress, which has confronted abandonment by a number of youth leaders over the previous two years.
Sources stated Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani can also be in contact with the Congress management. The Congress had helped Mevani within the final meeting elections by not fielding a candidate from the Vadgam seat in north Gujarat.
Sources near him stated that Kumar was feeling suffocated within the CPI. He met Rahul on Tuesday and the 2 are understood to have mentioned his entry into the Congress. When requested about Kumar’s potential exit, CPI basic secretary D Raja stated he solely heard speculations. “All I can say is that he was current on the nationwide govt assembly of our occasion earlier this month. They talked and took part within the deliberations,” stated Raja.
While Kumar didn’t reply to calls, Congress sources stated that he’s eager to play a big position in Bihar politics. The occasion was within the political jungle in Bihar for the final three many years. In final 12 months’s meeting elections additionally, it carried out poorly as in comparison with allies RJD and CPI(ML).
Sources stated the Congress believes the entry of Kumar and Mevani will give a lift, not less than when it comes to optics, as one of many narratives concerning the occasion over the previous two years has been that of younger leaders – amongst them Jyotiraditya. Scindia, Sushmita Dev, Jitin Prasad and Priyanka Chaturvedi – are leaving the occasion.
With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS