Kanhaiya Kumar, who says Lal Salaam, is now seeing the destination with his hands. He is now going to dive into a new stream of politics, following the line of the Left. How comfortable will it be for Kanhaiya Kumar to join Congress? The ideology on which Kanhaiya Kumar moved forward, tomorrow he will have to raise his voice against the same in many forums. By the way, the tradition of changing allegiance in politics is very old. In the midst of disillusionment with ideological commitment and the turmoil of the political future, can there be any difficulty for Kanhaiya Kumar? Let’s know.
Why not an uncomfortable situation for Kanhaiya?
LDF (Left Front) government in Kerala. The special thing is that Rahul Gandhi is an MP from Wayanad Lok Sabha seat of the state. The question is far-fetched, but it abounds. If Rahul Gandhi asks Kanhaiya Kumar to campaign in Kerala, can there be an uncomfortable situation for him? On this question, senior journalist Siddharth Geese says, ‘There is a fundamental difference in leaving the CPI and coming here. The younger generation in the Indian Left parties in the last few years believes that the Congress needs to be strengthened to counter the current corporate and power nexus. The traditional leadership of the Left parties was unable to cope with this. The policies of the Congress Party have also started showing a socialist inclination. Support for the farmers’ movement, opposition to the growing influence of the corporate is prominent.
‘Congress is the only option for the young leaders of the Left’
In the current political scenario, on what options are seen in front of youth faces coming out of Left ideology, senior journalist Siddharth Geelhans says, ‘Kanhaiya Kumar is a big face. By the way, many people have come to the Congress party in recent times. Obviously Kanhaiya Kumar has come to the Congress only after agreeing on some basic things. Communalism, corporate domination and elimination will be a big issue. In such a situation, in Kerala, he can campaign against the candidates of his old party. There should be no harm. In the last two-three years, a large number of youth from the Left parties have started working for the Congress. In the present circumstances, only the Congress is being seen as an alternative to the young leaders coming out of the Left.
Kanhaiya became JNU student union president in 2015
Kanhaiya Kumar, former president of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students’ union, is going to join the Congress. He became the president of JNU Students’ Union in 2015. A five-year-old purported video of him in JNU, which is known to be dominated by Left student organizations, had sparked a debate in the country. In this case he was acquitted by the court. In 2019, he contested from Bihar’s Begusarai Lok Sabha seat on a CPI ticket but was defeated by BJP’s Giriraj Singh.
Kanhaiya Kumar and Rahul Gandhi (file photo)