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Kanhaiya Kumar, Jignesh Mewani Join Congress in Presence of Rahul Gandhi

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CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar and Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mewani on Tuesday joined the Congress in the presence of party leader Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi.

Kumar jumped ship after he met former Congress president Rahul Gandhi amid reports that he was feeling “suffocated” in the CPI. Sources in Congress said Kumar was keen to play a key role in Bihar politics.

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Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani also joined. The SC leader had helped the party in the last assembly elections by not fielding a candidate from the Vadgam seat in Banaskantha district of northern Gujarat.

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