Today, India’s most loved and loathed student, former JNUSU President and CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar will join Congress. Meanwhile, hours before his induction ceremony, former union minister Manish Tewari posted a cryptic tweet.
He suggested that it would be “instructive” to look at the history of communists' presence in the party, adding that “the more things change the more they perhaps remain the same.”
“As Speculation abounds about certain Communist leaders joining 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,” read his tweet.

Mr Tewari is one of the "group of 23" leaders who wrote to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, requesting a reformation and restructuring of the party.
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On the birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, today former Communist Party leader Kanhaiya Kumar along with independent Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani will join Congress.
The Grand old party wants to rope in these two leaders ahead of assembly polls and particularly Mevani before Gujarat polls for their oratory and crowd pulling capabilities. Mevani, who represents the Vadgam constituency, is crucial to the Congress' polling strategy ahead of the state's elections next year.
Meanwhile, the believes that Kanhaiya’s joining would give the party a second chance to reclaim its former glory.

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