The Congress Party in poll-bound Assam is using huge posters of Kanhaiya Kumar, president of the JNU Students' Union who had been arrested on charges of sedition and is now on bail, as part of its campaign in the state.
However, though the Congress believes it is justified in using the images of Kanhaiya Kumar to highlight the possible consequences of the BJP's 'nationalism', the Communist Party of India is not very happy.
This is because Kanhaiya Kumar is a leader of the All India Students Federation, the student wing of the CPI, reports The Economic Times. And the Left parties are contesting 59 seats in Assam's assembly elections, and wants Kumar to campaign for them.
Suprakash Talukdar, state secretariat member of CPM said: "We have got in touch with Kanahiya, he is likely to campaign for Left parties in Assam. It is good that Congress stood by Kanahiya and is using his picture to depict the NDA government's high handedness but Congress must not forget that it had imposed Emergency which gagged free speech."