Kanhaiya Kumar to campaign for Left in assembly polls, says CPI(M)
Claiming that JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar is an activist, leaders of Communist parties said on Friday he will campaign for the Left Front in the five assembly poll-bound states.Updated: Mar 04, 2016 22:27 IST
Claiming that JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar is an activist, leaders of Communist parties said on Friday he will campaign for the Left Front in the five assembly poll-bound states.
“He (Kanhaiya Kumar) is a Left activist. As a Left activist, he will naturally campaign (for the parties). It is often said that youth is not attracted to the Left. What they have to say about yesterday’s meeting in JNU?” CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said.
Kumar is a leader of All India Students’ Federation (AISF), the students’ wing of CPI.
CPI national secretary D Raja said there is demand for Kanhaiya to campaign in different parts of the country.
“As a student activist, political activist he is likely to campaign for us. There are demands for him to campaign in many places. We will have to see how it works out,” Raja said.
West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will go to polls in April and May.
Kumar was arrested on the charge of sedition three weeks ago for allegedly raising anti-India slogans. The government’s move had triggered a massive outcry in the country.
The JNUSU president was released from Tihar jail on Thursday after he was granted interim bail for six months by the high court on Wednesday, on the condition that he will cooperate in the ongoing investigation and has to present himself before the police when required.
First Published: Mar 04, 2016 22:27 IST