Kanhaiya Kumar, Former JNU student union president joined the Congress. Soon after Kanhaiya Kumar joined congress, D. Raja, CPI general secretary, said the former JNU leader had expelled himself from the party and was not “truthful” with the CPI and not “straightforward” with the demands of the party. He was accused of taking the AC away from the CPI office in Patna. He had installed an AC with his own money.
D. Raja, said, “Kumar expelled himself from the party. He was not truthful to the party. The CPI existed long before Kanhaiya came into the party’s fold and will continue to exist after his exit,” Mr. Raja said. He also questioned Mr. Kumar’s faith in the Left ideology. “He must be having personal as well as political ambitions and aspirations. It shows he has no faith in the Left ideology.”
Reportedly, Kanhaiya Kumar denied the speculation of him joining the congress. He also refused to attend the press conference to clear the speculation.
CPI general secretary, D. Raja, said, “I have been speaking to him and we discussed various issues regarding the party, but he never mentioned anything about his unhappiness or his decision to leave. That is why I am saying he was neither straightforward nor truthful with us. In fact, after the talks of him joining Congress surfaced, I even told him to hold a media conference to deny the news.”
Former JNU student union president was having many differences while working with the party and he wanted to control all the decisions and selection of tickets in Bihar last year just ahead of assembly election polls.
A censure motion was passed against Kanhaiya Kumar for his bad behavior in the Patna office of the party, the incident took place last year in January. Supporters of Mr. Kumar took a stand for him.
A day before Mr. Kanhaiya joined congress, Mr.Raja was informed about his departure from CPI through his resignation letter that was submitted on Monday.
Kanhaiya’s exit and other issues will be discussed in the meet of CPI’s national council, which will take place on 2 October.
Speaking of the effect of his exit on the left’s future, he said, that his exit will not impact the Left’s future. “The party is far above an individual. The party will remain long after the individual has left,” he said.
CPI Rajya Sabha MP Binoy Viswam tweeted, “A mother in a remote Baghusarai village must be weeping now, in her heart of hearts. She is none other than Kanhia’s mother. She is not a scholar, nor a speaker. But she is an Anganwadi WORKER who knows the greatness of the flag of the toiling masses. I hold her hands! Mothers are great.”