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Communists In Congress: Manish Tewari Ahead Of Kanhaiya Kumar’s Joining

Citing a book by Mohan Kumaramangalam, he said "the more things change, the more they remain the same".

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Congress leader Manish Tewari-(Photo:@ManishTewari/Twitter)

New Delhi: Hours before the induction of CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar in the Congress, former Union minister Manish Tewari put out a cryptic tweet on Tuesday (September 28), saying it would be worthwhile to look at the history of communists’ presence in the party.

Citing a book by Mohan Kumaramangalam, he said “the more things change, the more they remain the same”.

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“As speculation abounds about certain Communist leaders joining Congress it perhaps may be instructive to revisit a 1973 book Communists in Congress Kumarmanglam Thesis. The more things change the more they perhaps remain the same. I re-read it today,” Tewari said in a tweet.

Tewari is among the “group of 23” leaders who wrote to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi seeking an organisational overhaul and restructuring.

Kumar, a Communist Party of India (CPI) leader, along with SC leader from Gujarat Jignesh Mevani, is likely to join the Congress on Tuesday evening.