There is some good news about Kanhaiya Kumar, the blue eyed poster boy from JNU. The chap just got placed. Interestingly, this ‘student leader’, who had labeled the Communist Party of India as the Confused Party of India, has now ironically joined the CPI national council, superseding three senior leaders, who were awaiting their turns. namely C Divakaran, Sathyan Mokeri and C N Chandran. At the 23rd party congress in Kollam, CPI [M] has taken the decision to elevate the professional agitator to the senior post.
He thanked the party for electing him as the General Secretary of the Council, saying, “I have no godfathers in the party and did not want to get a position in the council with someone’s support.”
Having been uprooted from their old bastions of Bengal and most recently Tripura, the party has left no stone unturned in betraying Indians time and again, with their inclusion Lutyens’ certified elites, who have zero to negligible connection with the ground realities. This is what the party, found as the ‘socialist’ alternative to Congress, has now been reduced to.
However, one should not be surprised with this U-turn, since Kanhaiya Kumar is a notorious turncoat. Only a couple of days ago, he criticized CPI for maintaining ties with the Congress, calling it the Confused Party of India. To quote him ,
“…Instead of focusing on backing the Congress party, the CPI should strengthen itself for a situation where the Congress would seek the support of the CPI.
…The Kerala model defence against communalism should be spread across the country to defeat the Sangh Parivar.”
Yet, when the session ended, he joined the National Council. This has become more confusing than the age old question of what came first : The egg or the chicken? Only that here the confusion is in determining who the bigger liar is : CPI or Kanhaiya Kumar?
It has to be conceded, however, that Kanhaiya and the CPI(M) do make a natural match. Both are hell bent on consistently defending enemies of the state, and proudly expressing their unpopular and irrational views about issues ranging from Pakistan, China, Naxalism and apparent “social justice“.
It seems that CPI(M) is now hiring out of work, overage and continuously failing student leaders, who were not only tried for sedition, but have also supported anti Indian forces time and again. These so called leaders feel being seditious is fashionable. They don’t belong in politics, they belong behind bars. But hey our dear student leader got a job. Now no one call him a jobless over-aged student.
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