Kanhaiya to campaign for Left in upcoming Assembly polls
Claiming that JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar is an activist, leaders of Communist parties on Friday said he would be campaigning 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 the All-India Students’ Federation (AISF), CIP’s students’ wing.
CPI national secretary D Raja said there is a 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.