The senior leader joined the ruling party in the state at 'Aabhar rally', attended by farmers who benefited from the loan waiver scheme announced by the newly-elected Congress government.
In his speech, Kusumaria accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of "ignoring and disrespecting its senior leaders".
Kusumaria was a minister in Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led BJP government in 2008.
Kusumaria was denied ticket by the BJP in 2018 assembly polls. He contested as independent from Damoh but secured only 1,133 votes and lost his deposit.
Besides Kusumaria, RPI leader Doman Singh Nagpure, who was a minister in Digvijay Singh government, also joined the Congress during the event.
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