CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar (Photo Credit: PTI)
CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar on Thursday said the Left parties are hit by “stagnation” and urged them to make JNU student leader Aishe Ghosh as the “face of the fight in Bengal”. The Left parties need to practise what they preach in university agitations and bring in fresh faces in the leadership, he said.
“Stagnation is evident when people of a particular age are seen, and those of another generation are not.
“A girl from Bengal has done very good work in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU); make her the face of the fight in Bengal,” Kumar said, speaking at a seminar here to commemorate CPI leader Indrajit Gupta’s birth centenary.
Violence had broken out at the JNU on the night of January 5 as a group of masked people armed with sticks attacked students and teachers, besides damaging property on the campus, prompting the administration to call in the police.
Ghosh, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president, had suffered head injuries in the attack.
He said the trend of young leadership in universities should be taken beyond the boundaries of educational institutions to factories and agricultural fields.
“It is then... we can save the Constitution,” he added.