Former JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar joined the Congress on Tuesday in the presence of Rahul Gandhi, party sources said.
Gujarat Dalit leader and Independent MLA Jignesh Mevani has also come out in support of the party, they said.
Kumar had joined the Communist Party of India (CPI) ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha election and had unsuccessfully contested from Begusarai in Bihar against Giriraj Singh of the BJP.
Mevani, who is currently a legislator in Gujarat and represents the Vadgam constituency, is the convener of the Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch (RDAM).
He is a lawyer-activist and a former journalist. Mevani's entry into the Congress comes at a time when it is wooing the scheduled castes community after handpicking the first Dalit chief minister of Punjab.
The news was much anticipated and has gone viral on social media platforms today. While some are accusing Kanhaiya Kumar and Mevani of being anti-national, others are supporting them and are looking up to them.
As the two leaders join Congress, netizens' eyes are set on the future of the party.
Here's what people are saying. Have a look.
With inputs from PTI.
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