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Hours ahead of Kanhaiya’s induction, Manish Tiwari raises questions

IndiaHours ahead of Kanhaiya's induction, Manish Tiwari raises questions

Just before Kanhaiya Kumar was set to join Congress, Manish Tiwari questions the transition pointing back to the party’s communist history.

Kanhaiya Kumar is the Former President of JNU Students’ Union, Author- ‘From Bihar to Tihar’ and now former Communist Party of India (CPI) member and with his induction in Congress, former Union Minister Manish Tiwari on Tuesday raised questions on the party’s decision saying “As Speculation abounds about certain Communist leaders joining Indian National Congress, it perhaps may be instructive to revisit a 1973 book ‘Communists in Congress’ Kumarmanglam Thesis. The more things change the more they perhaps remain the same. I re-read it today,” he tweeted.”.

Manish Tewari
As Speculation abounds about certain Communist leaders joining
@INCIndia
it perhaps may be instructive to revisit a 1973 book ‘ Communists in Congress’ Kumarmanglam Thesis. The more things change the more they perhaps remain the same.
I re-read it today

Of note, Manish Tiwari is part of Congress’ G-23 Group that has been asking for an overhaul in the party, and presently are lurk in the shadows of the Congress depicted as “Congress ‘Rebels’, and first wrote an unprecedented letter last year to Sonia Gandhi asking for sweeping changes in the party and a “visible and effective leadership”.

Visibly unhappy with the decision of Congress, they remain as dissenting critics.

Kanhaiya Kumar said at a press meet after joining Congress, “I am joining the Congress because it’s not just a party, it’s an idea. It’s the country’s oldest and most democratic party, and I am emphasizing ‘democratic’…Not just me, but many think the country can’t survive without Congress,”

He also said, “Congress party is like a big ship. If it’s saved, I believe many people’s aspirations, Mahatma Gandhi’s oneness, Bhagat Singh’s courage, and BR Ambedkar’s idea of equality will be protected, too. This is why I have joined it.”

He expressed that a particular ideology was trying to ruin India’s values, culture, history, and future. He also claimed that “crores of youngsters” feel that the country “can’t be saved without saving the Congress”.

Manish Tewari is an Indian lawyer and politician. He is a member of the Indian National Congress, national spokesperson for Congress, and represents Anandpur Sahib in the 17th Lok Sabha. He was the Minister of Information and Broadcasting from 2012 to 2014 and a Member of Parliament from Ludhiana from 2009 to 2014.

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