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  • Kanhaiya Kumar joins Congress in presence of Rahul Gandhi, Jignesh Mevani says he extends support Sep 28, 2021 05:18 PM IST

    Kanhaiya Kumar joins Congress in presence of Rahul Gandhi, Jignesh Mevani says he extends support

    Mevani said he cannot join the party formally for now since he is an independent MLA

  • Worthwhile to look at history of communists' presence in Congress: Manish Tewari Sep 28, 2021 01:05 PM IST

    Worthwhile to look at history of communists' presence in Congress: Manish Tewari

    "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. I re-read it today," Tewari said in a tweet.

  • Kanhaiya Kumar, Jignesh Mevani to join Congress today Sep 28, 2021 10:27 AM IST

    Kanhaiya Kumar, Jignesh Mevani to join Congress today

    Before the formal joining, the two activist-turned politicians will go to Bhagat Singh Park at ITO at 4 pm to garland the statue of Bhagat Singh on the occasion of 114th birth anniversary of the freedom fighter. Rahul Gandhi will also attend the garlanding event organised by the Indian Youth Congress.

  • Kanhaiya Kumar joining Congress today? CPI says this: Report Sep 28, 2021 08:45 AM IST

    Kanhaiya Kumar joining Congress today? CPI says this: Report

    Kanhaiya Kumar had joined the CPI ahead of the 2019 general election and unsuccessfully contested from Bihar's Begusarai against Giriraj Singh of the BJP.

  • Can Jignesh Mevani, Kanhaiya Kumar bring some change in Congress? Sep 27, 2021 02:31 PM IST

    Can Jignesh Mevani, Kanhaiya Kumar bring some change in Congress?

    The entry of the two activist-turned politicians from Gujarat and Bihar will certainly be good optics for the Congress given that many young leaders such as Jyotiraditya Scindia, Jitin Prasada and Sushmita Dev have deserted the party in the past couple of years.

  • Kanhaiya Kumar, Jignesh Mevani to join Congress on October 2: Report Sep 20, 2021 04:12 PM IST

    Kanhaiya Kumar, Jignesh Mevani to join Congress on October 2: Report

    Mevani, who represents the Vadgam constituency in Gujarat, will be appointed as the Congress' state working president following his induction into the party, the report claimed.

  • Kanhaiya Kumar in Congress? Meeting with Rahul Gandhi triggers speculations Sep 16, 2021 12:24 PM IST

    Kanhaiya Kumar in Congress? Meeting with Rahul Gandhi triggers speculations

    Kanhaiya Kumar is a Communist Party of India (CPI) leader, who is a former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) president.

  • JNU sedition case: Court directs Delhi Police to give copies of charge sheet to Kanhaiya Kumar, others Mar 15, 2021 12:10 PM IST

    JNU sedition case: Court directs Delhi Police to give copies of charge sheet to Kanhaiya Kumar, others

    Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Pankaj Sharma put up the matter for April 7 to scrutinise documents in the case and also granted bail to seven accused who were not arrested in the case earlier.

  • Will fight politically, legally sedition case against Kanhaiya Kumar: CPI Feb 29, 2020 05:10 PM IST

    Will fight politically, legally sedition case against Kanhaiya Kumar: CPI

    The Delhi government on February 28 gave a go-ahead to the city police to prosecute former JNUSU president Kumar and nine others in connection with a four-year-old sedition case, as the ruling AAP denied the persistent BJP charge of blocking the proceedings in the matter.

  • Delhi govt no less ill-informed than Centre in understanding sedition law: Chidambaram Feb 29, 2020 10:35 AM IST

    Delhi govt no less ill-informed than Centre in understanding sedition law: Chidambaram

    "Delhi Government is no less ill-informed than the central government in its understanding of sedition law," Chidambaram tweeted.

  • Delhi govt gives go-ahead to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar in JNU sedition case Feb 28, 2020 07:55 PM IST

    Delhi govt gives go-ahead to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar in JNU sedition case

    Last year, the Delhi Police had told a court here that authorities were yet to give requisite sanctions to prosecute Kumar and others in the 2016 sedition case

  • Nitish Kumar dodges BJP to allow Kanhaiya Kumar’s anti-CAA protest Jan 31, 2020 01:13 PM IST

    Nitish Kumar dodges BJP to allow Kanhaiya Kumar’s anti-CAA protest

    A BJP parliamentarian had allegedly urged the administration of Bihar’s West Champaran district to block Kanhaiya Kumar’s anti-CAA protest march

  • 'Make education affordable to all': Hundreds protest in Delhi against fee hike Nov 23, 2019 07:43 PM IST

    'Make education affordable to all': Hundreds protest in Delhi against fee hike

    Kanhaiya Kumar, former Jawahalal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) president, said it is not a question of right or left but a question of right and wrong.

  • Lok Sabha election results 2019: CPI star candidate Kanhaiya Kumar trails in Begusarai May 23, 2019 10:53 AM IST

    Lok Sabha election results 2019: CPI star candidate Kanhaiya Kumar trails in Begusarai

    Once a Left strong-hold, Bihar's Begusarai has often been dubbed the 'Leningrad of Bihar'. Though no communist party candidate has won the seat since 1967, Left candidates have always held sway there

  • Know Your Leader | Kanhaiya Kumar: Village boy, brilliant student, charged with sedition and now contesting Lok Sabha polls Apr 17, 2019 05:58 PM IST

    Know Your Leader | Kanhaiya Kumar: Village boy, brilliant student, charged with sedition and now contesting Lok Sabha polls

    Kanhaiya Kumar, contesting from Begusarai, is facing stiff competition from seasoned politician and Union minister Giriraj Singh. Begusarai goes to polls in phase 4 on April 29

  • Kanhaiya Kumar not the only JNU Students Union Prez to enter mainstream politics in Bihar Apr 16, 2019 12:59 PM IST

    Kanhaiya Kumar not the only JNU Students Union Prez to enter mainstream politics in Bihar

    Shakeel Ahmed Khan who is a Congress MLA from Kadwa in Bihar's Katihar district was the JNUSU President in 1992-93 and was also the union's Vice President in the preceding year.

  • Attention of people diverted, no one talks of mob violence, student murders, says Begusarai contestant Kanhaiya Kumar Apr 12, 2019 11:07 AM IST

    Attention of people diverted, no one talks of mob violence, student murders, says Begusarai contestant Kanhaiya Kumar

    The North Bihar Lok Sabha seat is set to witness a close contest between BJP heavyweight Giriraj Singh, RJD’s Tanveer Hasan and controversial student leader Kanhaiya Kumar

  • JNU sedition case: Delhi court grants govt time till July 23 to decide on sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar Apr 08, 2019 02:51 PM IST

    JNU sedition case: Delhi court grants govt time till July 23 to decide on sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar

    On January 14 this year, the police had filed a charge sheet in the court against Kumar, saying he was leading a procession and supported seditious slogans raised on the JNU campus during an event on February 9, 2016.

  • JNU sedition: Delhi govt seeks month's time before court to grant sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar Apr 03, 2019 11:36 AM IST

    JNU sedition: Delhi govt seeks month's time before court to grant sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar

    Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat directed the AAP government to file a "proper reply" citing a definite time-frame.

  • Kanhaiya Kumar's candidature from Begusarai became 'deal-breaker' between CPI and RJD for Bihar alliance Mar 31, 2019 01:44 PM IST

    Kanhaiya Kumar's candidature from Begusarai became 'deal-breaker' between CPI and RJD for Bihar alliance

    The former JNU leader shot to fame in 2016 and was later arrested on sedition charges following an event on hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.

  • Kanhaiya Kumar booked for breach of model code of conduct Mar 29, 2019 07:35 PM IST

    Kanhaiya Kumar booked for breach of model code of conduct

    The case was lodged at Mansur Chak police station of the district under relevant sections of the Representation of People Act, SHO Arvind Kumar said.

  • Jignesh Mevani campaigns for Kanhaiya Kumar in Bihar Mar 29, 2019 08:08 AM IST

    Jignesh Mevani campaigns for Kanhaiya Kumar in Bihar

    The social media was abuzz with pictures of the two young politicians traversing the dusty tracks of Begusarai, sometimes on foot and sometimes pillion riding on bicycles, as they addressed several small political meetings seeking support for the upcoming Left leader.

  • CPI names Kanhaiya Kumar as candidate from Begusarai Lok Sabha seat Mar 25, 2019 08:24 AM IST

    CPI names Kanhaiya Kumar as candidate from Begusarai Lok Sabha seat

    The party has also decided to extend its support to CPI(ML) Liberation and CPI(M) in the Ara and Ujiarpur Lok Sabha constituencies, respectively.

  • Former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar to contest Lok Sabha polls from Begusarai, Bihar Mar 12, 2019 05:38 PM IST

    Former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar to contest Lok Sabha polls from Begusarai, Bihar

    With the passing away of BJP MP from Begusarai Bhola Singh in October 2018, the saffron party is mulling over fielding Union Minister Giriraj Singh from the seat

  • Authorities yet to give sanctions to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar, others in sedition case: Delhi Police to court Mar 11, 2019 12:42 PM IST

    Authorities yet to give sanctions to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar, others in sedition case: Delhi Police to court

    On January 14, police had filed a charge sheet in the court against Kumar and others, saying he was leading a procession and supported seditious slogans raised on the JNU campus during an event on February 9, 2016.

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