The CPI general secretary said, “There was no discussion on Kanhaiya. There were some remarks made by party colleagues about leaving the CPI. Enough. As I said earlier, Kumar’s move was the result of his ambition.
The issue of Kanhaiya Kumar joining the Congress was not formally discussed in the three-day meeting of the CPI National Council that ended on October 4. But sources indicated that party leaders felt “betrayed” by his move. Sources said the leaders felt that Kumar had been promoted directly within the CPI by inducting him directly into the national executive. Several leaders who attended the three-day meeting commented that their joining the Congress was “no surprise” and that it reflected “opportunism”.
CPI general secretary D Raja said, “There was no discussion on Kanhaiya. There were some remarks made by party colleagues about leaving the CPI. Enough. As I said earlier, Kumar’s move was the result of his ambition. There is no ideological political commitment. His leaving the party has created a sense of betrayal as we have given him every chance. He directly joined the National Executive, contested the assembly elections.
According to the information received there, Kanhaiya’s supporters had called him a committed communist. A person who gave preference to ideology over political occasion. But if that is so, then how can he claim to be a defender of human rights or democratic rights? Communist ideology strongly rejects these rights. The CPI made its debut as a supporter of Stalin’s Soviet Union. She used to refer to the Soviet line in everything.