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Kanhaiya Kumar Kanhaiya Kumar DOB: January 13, 1987

Kanhaiya Kumar is Communist Party of India (CPI) candidate from Begusarai in Bihar. He is a former president of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union. He received his doctorate from JNU in 2019. Kanhaiya Kumar was born in Bihat village in Bihar. The village is in Begusarai District. He graduated in Geography from College of Commerce in Patna. He topped entrance examination of Jawaharlal Nehru University and pursued his Ph.D. in African Studies. In 2016, Kanhaiya Kumar got embroiled in a controversy after which he was arrested in connection with a program against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. He was also accused of being involved in 'anti-India' sloganeering. Kanhaiya Kumar has denied the charges. Information in the pubic domain includes Kanhaiya Kumar's statements in which he says that he always says that "Kashmir is an integral part of India". In Begusarai, Kanhaiya Kumar is facing-off with BJP MP Giriraj Singh in Lok Sabha Election 2019.

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Ink splashed on Congress leader Kanhaiya Kumar outside party office in Lucknow

Elections | Feb 01, 2022, 05:21 PM IST

Kanhaiya Kumar was in Lucknow to hold a door to door campaign representing the Congress party ahead of polls in Uttar Pradesh.   

'Anti-India' Congress obvious choice for Kanhaiya Kumar,

'Anti-India' Congress obvious choice for Kanhaiya Kumar: BJP spokesperson

India | Sep 29, 2021, 09:02 AM IST

Quoting Kanhaiya Kumar's Kumar's statement about the men of the Indian Army raping the women in Kashmir, Gaurav Bhatia said, "It hurts the sentiments of Indians.

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Kanhaiya Kumar joins Congress after meeting Rahul Gandhi; Jignesh Mewani ideologically with party

India | Sep 28, 2021, 11:59 PM IST

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

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'Joining hands with tukde tukde gang': BJP slams Congress ahead of Kanhaiya, Jignesh's induction

India | Sep 28, 2021, 01:19 PM IST

Mevani, who is currently a legislator in Gujarat and represents the Vadgam constituency, is the convener of the Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch (RDAM). He is a lawyer-activist and a former journalist.

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Kanhaiya Kumar, Jignesh Mevani to join Congress today in presence of Rahul Gandhi

India | Sep 28, 2021, 06:47 AM IST

The resignation of youth leaders from Congress had caused some disquiet in the party and sections of the party feel that the induction of Kumar and Mevani will help send a positive message to the party rank and file.

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Gujarat independent MLA, Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani to join Congress on Sept 28

India | Sep 25, 2021, 06:17 PM IST

Mevani had won election from the Vadgam Assembly constituency in Banaskantha district in 2017 with the backing of Congress.

Kanhaiya Kumar to join Congress on September 28

Kanhaiya Kumar expected to join Congress on September 28

India | Sep 27, 2021, 11:47 AM IST

Speculations were rife in the media that Kumar may be joining Congress after his meeting with Rahul Gandhi in the past.

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Kanhaiya to join Cong? Series of meetings with Rahul Gandhi sets tongues wagging

India | Sep 10, 2021, 04:19 PM IST

Kanhaiya Kumar had contested Lok Sabha elections in 2019 on a CPI ticket from Bihar's Begusarai. He, however, lost to BJP's firebrand leader Giriraj Singh.

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Kanhaiya Kumar to join JDU? CPI leader meets Nitish's aide, triggers speculation

India | Feb 15, 2021, 05:23 PM IST

Ashok Choudhary's meeting with Kanhaiya Kumar, a staunch communist, came at a time when the young politician is said to have been left mortified by a censure motion that the CPI recently passed against him.

AAP, BJP two sides of same coin: Congress on Delhi govt's nod in Kanhaiya sedition case

AAP, BJP two sides of same coin: Congress on Delhi govt's nod in Kanhaiya sedition case

Politics | Feb 29, 2020, 08:17 PM IST

The Congress hit out at the Arvind Kejriwal government on Saturday for its sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others in connection with a sedition case, saying the AAP's thinking is the same as that of the BJP and they were "two sides of the same coin".

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

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

India | Feb 29, 2020, 04:10 PM IST

The CPI on Saturday said it will fight both "legally and politically" the sedition case against its leader Kanhaiya Kumar and alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in the national capital had "succumbed to political pressure".

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

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

India | Feb 29, 2020, 12:58 PM IST

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday hit out at the Delhi government for its sanction to prosecute former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others in connection with a sedition case, saying the Kejriwal dispensation is "no less ill-informed than the Centre" in its understanding of the sedition law.

Kanhaiya Kumar wants fast-track court trail so as to bring out

Kanhaiya Kumar wants fast-track court trial to bring out "misuse" of sedition law

India | Feb 28, 2020, 11:48 PM IST

Former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar demanded a speedy trial against him. This, he said, will bring out how sedition law was being "misused". Delhi state government on Friday gave green signal to Delhi Police to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar in JNU sedition case.

Kanhaiya Kumar Prosecution: Delhi BJP welcomes AAP government's green signal

Kanhaiya Kumar Prosecution: Delhi BJP welcomes AAP government's green signal

India | Feb 28, 2020, 10:13 PM IST

The Delhi BJP welcomed the AAP government's move to give a go-ahead to the city police to prosecute former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others in connection with a 2016 sedition case.

Delhi government sanctions chargesheet against Kanhaiya

Kanhaiya Kumar prosecution: Delhi govt gives go-ahead to police

India | Feb 28, 2020, 08:54 PM IST

Kanhaiya Kumar: Delhi government has given its sanction for chargesheet against Kanhaiya Kumar in JNU sedition case. The permission is in connection with a 2016 sedition case that allegedly occurred on Jawaharlal NehruUniveristy Campus (JNU).

JNU sedition case: Court seeks report from Delhi govt

JNU sedition case: Delhi court asks Delhi govt to file status report

India | Feb 19, 2020, 01:01 PM IST

A Delhi Court on Wednesday asked the Delhi government to file a status report relating to the issue of pendency of sanction in the JNU sedition case to prosecute student leader Kanhaiya Kumar and others.

Kanhaiya Kumar's convoy attacked in Bihar

Kanhaiya Kumar's convoy attacked in Bihar

India | Feb 15, 2020, 01:22 PM IST

Kanhaiya Kumar, the CPI leader and former president of Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union (JNUSU) escaped unhurt when his convoy was attacked in Bihar's Arrah district.

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Stones pelted at Kanhaiya Kumar's convoy in Bihar; 3 injured

India | Feb 06, 2020, 07:40 AM IST

According to reports, a number of vehicles in Kanhaiya Kumar's convoy were halted following the incident. Soon, cops reached the spot and dispersed the other vehicles. 

Deepika Padukone greets Aishe Ghosh, face of JNU protests,

Deepika Padukone greets Aishe Ghosh, face of JNU protests, with folded hands

India | Jan 07, 2020, 11:30 PM IST

​With folded hands, actor Deepika Padukone greeted JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh as she made a brief appearance at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Tuesday, two days after a masked mob unleashed violence in the varsity.

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Kanhaiya draws massive crowds to citizenship law protest rally in Bihar, watch

India | Dec 17, 2019, 09:37 AM IST

Addressing his first major rally after the Lok Sabha election drubbing, Kanhaiya called the citizenship law as a diversionary tactic to distract from issues such as onion price hike among others

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