Former JNUSU President and CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar is going to join the Congress party on 28 September. He and Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani will be given party membership at the Congress headquarters. News agency ANI has given this information quoting sources.
Congress, which has lost one election after another, is now preparing to change itself. The eye of the party is on the Lok Sabha elections along with the assembly. To reach the threshold of victory in the elections, the party is going to bet on youth with caste equations. So that, to win the election of 2024. The inclusion of Kanhaiya Kumar and Jignesh Mevani in the party is part of that.
Kanhaiya Kumar: Kanhaiya Kumar belongs to Begusarai of Bihar. He also tried his luck in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, but he lost to BJP’s Giriraj Singh. Begusarai has the largest number of Bhumihar voters and Kanhaiya Kumar is also a Bhumihar. In such a situation, he failed to prove himself. Despite this, the party believes that there is a need for a new face in Bihar. As a student leader, he has experience in organization formation. Bihar Congress leader Amarinder Singh says that the party will benefit from Kanhaiya’s arrival. Because, Kanhaiya is fighting the same issues and battles which Congress has been raising.
Jignesh Mevani: The trio of Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakor and Jignesh Mevani played an important role in the 2017 elections. Hardik Patel has joined Congress. At the same time, Alpesh Thakor went to the BJP. But Jignesh Mevani never made any compromise and he has been fighting with BJP continuously. There are seven per cent Dalits in Gujarat and 13 seats are reserved for them. In the last elections, the BJP had won most of the reserved seats. At that time Jignesh Mevani was confined to his seat and Congress did not field a candidate against him. But with Mevani coming to Congress, the picture may change.