Kanhaiya Kumar joins India's 'oldest and most democratic' party - in pics
Kanhaiya Kumar is now officially in Congress. Are things going to turn for the beleaguered party?
It's an eventful day for Congress party. While the Punjab drama shows no signs of abating, in Delhi, former JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar joined the Congress on Tuesday (September 28). Gujarat Dalit leader and Independent MLA Jignesh Mevani has also came out in support of the party. (Pic: ANI; with ANI inputs)
Kanhaiya Kumar is a fresh face of Congress
Soon after joining the Congress, former CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar said that he has joined the country's "oldest and most democratic" party because he and many youngsters like him feel that the nation cannot survive without saving the Congress. Gujarat's independent MLA Jignesh Mewani also said that ideologically he is with the party.
Crores of youngsters feel India can't be saved without saving Congress: Kanhaiya
Kanhaiya Kumar and MLA Jignesh Mewani address a press conference. In a veiled attack at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Kanhaiya said, "I am joining Congress because I feel that an ideology is trying to ruin the values, culture, history, and future of this country... Crores of youngsters feel that this country can't be saved without saving Congress."
Kanhaiya pays tributes to Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary
Paying tributes to Shaheed Bhagat Singh on the freedom fighter's birth anniversary, Kanhaiya said, "Today is a historic day. Today is the birth anniversary of Shaheed Bgahat Singh. He is Shaheed-e-Azam. I pay my hearty tributes to the 'icon of the youth', Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary today."
If Congress is saved, Mahatma Gandhi's oneness and Ambedkar's idea of equality will be protected: Kanhaiya
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with Kanhaiya Kumar, MLA Jignesh Mewani and others at AICC headquarters in New Delhi. "Congress party is like a big ship, if it's saved, I believe many people`s aspirations, Mahatma Gandhi`s oneness, Bhagat Singh's courage and BR Ambedkar`s idea of equality will be protected too. This is why I have joined the party," said Kanhaiya.