Curated by Sudhakar Singh | Navbharat Times | Updated: Sep 29, 2021, 12:04 PM
Kanhaiya Jignesh News Two famous young faces Kanhaiya Kumar and Jignesh Mewani have joined the Congress party. Kanhaiya Kumar was associated with CPI for a long time. Independent MLA Jignesh Mevani was close to the Congress since the 2017 Gujarat Assembly elections.
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These days the Congress is battling with the crisis of young faces. Rahul Gandhi’s youth brigade has weakened in the last few years. Jyotiraditya Scindia left in MP and Jitin Prasad in UP. In Assam, Sushmita Dev gave Tata bye-bye to Congress. In such a situation, Rahul is now trying to strengthen his new youth team. The coming of Kanhaiya Kumar and Jignesh Mevani in Congress is being considered as a link to that. What will this new pairing in the youth team of Congress, let us know.
Why did Kanhaiya leave CPI?
A censure motion is being told behind Kanhaiya’s exit from the CPI, which was passed against him in February last. In the CPI, a censure motion is considered a major action. It is said that a meeting of the party was called in Begusarai, Bihar and it was canceled at the last moment. After which there was an altercation between Kanhaiya and a secretary of the party.
Kanhaiya Kumar Joins Congress: Kanhaiya Kumar and Jignesh Mevani join Congress, seen with Rahul Gandhi at Shaheedi Park
Why did Congress bring Kanhaiya and Jignesh?
Both the leaders have a good hold among the youth. Young faces like Scindia, Jitin Prasad and Sushmita Dev have left the Congress. At one point of time all were members of Rahul Gandhi’s youth team. In such a situation, the party wants to give the message that the youth have a future in the Congress. They are attached to his ideology.
Who got the entry in Congress
Election strategist Prashant Kishor is said to have played an important role behind Kanhaiya’s joining the Congress. Kanhaiya and Jignesh met Prashant Kishor before Rahul. After that Kishor advised Rahul to connect such youths with the party, who have their own identity. It is also discussed that in Gujarat, Congress leader Hardik Patel persuaded Jignesh to support the party.
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Trying to get hold of Bihar
Through Kanhaiya, Congress will try to strengthen its hold in Bihar. The party’s grassroots base in Bihar is almost on the verge of extinction. In such a situation, Kanhaiya can be helpful for the Congress there. It is being said that the eyes of the Congress are on those areas where the Left still has influence. Kanhaiya can play an important role there.
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Keeping an eye on Dalits in Gujarat
With the help of Jignesh, the Congress is eyeing Gujarat, where elections are to be held next year. With their help, the party will try to bring together Dalits, who constitute about 7 per cent in the state. Earlier, Patidar leader Hardik Patel and OBC face Alpesh Thakor have joined Congress.