Communist-turned Congress leader Kanhaiya Kumar removed AC he installed at CPI office, says Left leader
CPI Bihar state secretary Ram Naresh Pandey Tuesday said he gave consent to Kanhaiya to remove the AC as he had installed it at his own cost, media reports said.
Putting all speculations to rest, Kanhaiya, a staunch critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), joined the Congress Tuesday.
Joining the Congress, he said, "I have joined the country's oldest and most democratic, I am stressing on that, the most democratic party because I along with crores of Indians believe the country will not survive if Congress collapses."
Kanhaiya, a former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) president, joined the Communist Party of India (CPI) ahead of the 2019 General Elections.
Though Kanhaiya had contested on a CPI ticket from his hometown Begusarai in Bihar, he was defeated by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Giriraj Singh.
The student leader was arrested after allegedly raising anti-India slogans during a JNU event in 2016.