The Communist Party of India has issued a censure motion against Kanhaiya Kumar, a former JNU Students’ Union president, allegedly for unruly behavior at the party’s Patna office.
The decision was taken at the three-day National Council meeting of the party in Hyderabad that concluded on January 30.
The motion was passed following the incident at the office where Kanhaiya’s supporters misbehaved with the Patna office secretary of CPI, Indu Bhushan, and also manhandled him after the confusion over the schedule of the Begusarai district council meet.
Reportedly, the meeting was earlier scheduled for December 1and was later postponed. However, Kanhaiya had no information regarding the meet, following which a few of his “supporters” manhandled Bhushan for not providing the information about the deferred meeting and for wasting his time.
However, Kanhaiya Kumar clarified that he did not participate in the violence, and also apologised for the ruckus. “He also said that if any one’s feelings have been hurt because of behaviour of some people, he apologises on their behalf,” a senior party leader said.
Meanwhile, when the issue was discussed among the State Council, leaders were divided with many considering Kanhaiya of being well known in the party and that he should not be reprimanded, and such a move would send wrong message across and demoralise cadres. Others remained tight-lipped.
Kanhaiya, however, claims that he had no information about the censure motion while also denying any violence taking place in Patna.
“The Left does not behave like the BJP. Within our party there are no personal differences between any one; if at all we may have ideological friction, which being a disciplined party, it is peacefully resolved,” said Kanhaiya.