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CPI brings in Kanhaiya Kumar, drops senior leaders

By Oneindia Staff Writer

Former JNU Students' Union President, Kanhaiya Kumar was elected to the CPI's 125 member party national council. Sudhakar Reddy was re-elected as general secretary for the third time at the party's 23rd Congress in Kollam.

Kanhaiya Kumar

The party, however, dropped senior party leaders C Divakaran, Sathyan Mokeri, C N Chandran and Kamala Sadanandan from the national council.

"I have no godfathers in the party and did not want to get a position in the council with someone's support," a dejected Divakaran said.

Reddy said a Left secular front would be formed to fight the BJP. He said the Modi government was implementing economic policies which are looting the public.

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