JIGNESH MEVANI TO JOIN CONGRESS, ALONG WITH KANHAIYA KUMAR

Jignesh Mevani to join Congress, along with Kanhaiya Kumar

Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani announced that he will join the Congress party on 28 September along with JNU student leader and Bihar politician Kanhaiya Kumar. Both the entries have been confirmed by party leaders. Both young leaders have been faces of the anti-NDA movement since 2016, rooting from the political unrest in JNU. Mevani, 41 is an independent MLA from Gujarat and Dalit leader who has been openly critical of the ruling party. He challenged the BJP in Gujarat by winning from the Vadgam constituency. On the other hand, fire brand student leader and the face of JNU’s protests Kanhaiya Kumar is joining the Congress by leaving the CPI, a party he lost from in 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. Kumar has already met the Gandhi siblings to discuss future plans, reported NDTV.

The move is ahead of the 2022 state assembly elections in Gujarat and six other states. Mevani’s entry to the Congress signals the party’s eye on OBC and Dalit vote in the state for toppling the BJP which has started mobilising the Patidar votes, with the new CM in the state.

The event for the entry of the two leaders will take place on 28 September, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Bhagat Singh.

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