Kanhaiya Kumar will strengthen party: Bihar Congress | Patna News

PATNA: Senior Congress leaders welcomed former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar to their party. They said the former CPI youth icon will work to expand the Congress’s base in Bihar as well as in the country.
Kanhaiya on Tuesday joined the Congress in the presence of Rahul Gandhi and other senior party leaders. Bihar Congress president Madan Mohan Jha and the party’s Bihar in-charge Bhakta Charan Das were also present on the occasion.
Lauding Kanhaiya’s move, Congress Legislative Party leader Ajit Sharma said, “He has been a former JNU Students Union president and enjoys the support of a big chunk of the youths who believe in the secular nature of our country, peace and harmony. I am sure he will help in strengthening the party across the country.”
Sharma said Kanhaiya had been strongly opposing the wrong policies of the NDA government and exposing Prime Minister Narendra Modi. When asked about the tag of a traitor (tukre-tukre gang) attached to Kanhaiya and whether it will make Congress suffer because of that, Sharma replied, “Had Kanhaiya joined BJP, he would have become a desh bhakt (patriot). Anyone who opposes BJP becomes a desh drohi (traitor). But now people have understood that BJP has been playing with their sentiments and using patriotism for their political gain.”
State Congress spokesperson Rajesh Rathorre called Kanhaiya the most popular youth icon. When asked about the change in ideologies, as Kanhaiya till a day before was with the Left and whether it would be difficult for him to adjust in Congress, Rathorre replied, “Congress as well as Left believe in secularism. Our party has always been working for the poor, farmers and the suppressed sections of society.”

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