“These are times of urgency. This is war time” Says Kumar

“These are times of urgency. This is war time” Says Kumar

New Delhi : On Tuesday Former Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Kanhaiya Kumar joined Congress. While Jignesh Mevani due to some technical reasons has still not joined Congress, but soon will be on board with Congress. Kumar at the press conference said that if congress is finished then the country is not safe. The country cannot survive without congress.

At the press conference paid tribute to Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary. Kumar says that he has chosen the most democratic party. He said, “I am joining the Congress because some people who are ruling the country are trying to change this country’s thoughts, culture. I have chosen to be in the country’s most democratic party. Youth are beginning to realize that if the Congress is finished, then this country will also not be safe.”

Kumar says the country cannot survive without Congress. He said, “I am joining Congress because it is not just a party, it is an idea. It is country’s oldest and most democratic party, and I am emphasizing on ‘democratic’…Not just me many think that country can’t survive without Congress…The Congress party is like a big ship, if it’s saved, I believe many people’s aspirations, Mahatma Gandhi’s oneness, Bhagat Singh’s courage and BR Ambedkar’s idea of equality will be protected too. This is why I have joined it…”

Further he adds, “Youth are beginning to realise that if the Congress is finished, then this country will also not be safe.”

Expressing regards to his former party, Kanhaiya Kumar said, “These are times of urgency. This is war time, not to look left or right. I think the country has gone to the pre-1947 era. Congress party takes forward the principles of Mahatma Gandhi, (BR) Ambedkar, (Jawaharlal) Nehru, Ashfaqulla Khan.”
Kumar states that weakening of opposition parties should worry the people. “People say the Opposition is weak. It should be a worry for them as well as in such a situation, the rulers could turn into dictators,” he said.
“There is no alternative other than the Congress. If a big ship like the Congress is not saved, then small boats will not survive,” Kanhaiya Kumar added.

Jignesh Mevani to save democracy wants to be with party having background of independence fight. He said, “To save democracy and the idea of India, I have to be with a party that lead the Independence struggle and dragged the British out of the country. This is why I am here with the Congress today.”

Mewani said he was part of the Congress ideologically and will fight the upcoming Gujarat polls from Congress symbol.

“I could not join the Congress formally due to technical reasons. I am an independent MLA, if I join a party, I may not continue as an MLA… I am part of the Congress ideologically, will fight the upcoming Gujarat polls from Congress symbol,” he said.

“To save democracy and the idea of India, I have to be with a party that lead the Independence struggle and dragged the British out of the country. This is why I am here with the Congress today,” he added.


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