“I did ask him about the speculations. And after our conversation, I want to condemn these ongoing speculations. He is the youngest member of our national executive and as asset for the party,” Raja informed HT
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2021 06:10 PM IST
Communist Party of India basic secretary D Raja met occasion chief Kanhaiya Kumar right here on Thursday amid intense speculations of the latter’s joining the Congress occasion.
“I did ask him about the speculations. And after our conversation, I want to condemn these ongoing speculations. He is the youngest member of our national executive and as asset for the party,” Raja informed HT.
But a bit of the occasion is sceptical as Kumar, arguably probably the most poplar CPI chief among the many younger individuals, has remained silent in regards to the rumours on public platforms. He has met Rahul Gandhi just lately—a step extensively seen as a precursor to his joining of the Congress occasion.
Raja, nevertheless, defended Kumar and mentioned, “He is a member of our national executive (equivalent to CPIM politburo). He is free to meet any political leader. Would you speculate if he meets Sitaram Yechury? Earlier, he has met other political leaders too.”
Raja and Kumar met on the Ajoy Bhawan, the CPI headquarters in New Delhi.
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In the final election, Kumar was the CPI candidate in Begusarai however lost the election. His recognition soared throughout his tenure because the president of the JNU college students union at the same time as he courted main controversies.
CPI leaders claimed that Kumar has refuted the speculations in his personal conferences with CPI leaders. He has been appointed within the central government of the occasion and is at present its youngest member of the highest government physique.
But some Congress leaders are hopeful that Kumar will be a part of the occasion sooner or later. The Congress additionally requires a younger, dynamic chief in Bihar the place its political fortunes have plummeted through the years.
Meanwhile, CPI MP Binoy Viswam claimed that the information on Kumar is nothing however faux. “He called me just now, from Ajoy Bhawan. He is the NEC member of the party who is deeply committed to the communist cause,” he mentioned.