Kanhaiya Kumar and Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani are all set to join Congress next week on September 28, the birth anniversary of Bhagat Singh.
Kanhaiya Kumar – former President of the Jawaharlal Nehru University’s students’ union – is expected to bring a few other Left leaders with him when he joins the Congress.
News of Mr. Mevani and Mr. Kumar’s expected joining builds up the Congress’s fresh drive to recruit young and dynamic faces ahead of state elections next year and the general election in 2024.
Mr. Kumar, who contested the 2019 Lok Sabha election from his hometown of Begusarai in Bihar lost to the BJP’s Giriraj Singh, has already met Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi to discuss his future role in the party, sources said.
Mr. Mevani represents Gujarat’s Vadgam constituency – could be made a working president of the party’s state unit, sources added.