“He is already accepted among Congress leaders and workers. I do not see any problem in accommodating him,” said a Congress leader from Gujarat.
Bihar watchers feel induction of Kanhaiya will boost party workers’ morale and bring Muslims back to the Congress’ fold.
“Since 90s Lalu Prasad Yadav remained at the center of Bihar politics. By adding Muslim votes with Yadav, Lalu discovered a formidable, winning formula for his party RJD…He ate into Congress’ vote bank, and pushed the party further into margins,” said a Patna-based watcher.
Kanhaiya joining the Congress will certainly be advantageous for the grand old party in the long term. He is young, dynamic, and a great orator, said the watcher.
When asked if Kanhaiya’s induction in the Congress won’t hamper its ties with the RJD, the watcher said, “RJD was instrumental in Kanhaiya losing Begusarai seat to BJP in Lok Sabha election 2019”.
Contrary to the Congress where there is hustle and bustle, an uneasy calm prevails in the Left camp.