New Delhi: Former Chairman of JNU Students Union (JNUSU) Kanhaiya Kumar Begusarai will contest the Lok Sabha election as a Communist Party of India candidate. RJD Congress from Maha coalition, Jitan Ram Manjhi’s party and NCP will support Kanhaiya Kumar in 2019 to fight Begusarai from Begusarai.
CPI State Secretary Satyanarayan Singh said that all the Left parties, including his party, want Kanhaiya Kumar Begusarai to contest Lok Sabha elections in 2019. He said that other parties like RJD and Congress also want to contest the elections. Regarding discussion of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s consent in connection with this, Satyanarayan said that during the discussion he had previously agreed to leave for one seat Kanhaiya Kumar.
He said that his party has decided to contest the elections in six Lok Sabha seats in Bihar in the next general elections, but the final decision will be taken after discussions with the parties. Six seats in which the CPI wants to withdraw its candidate include Begusarai, Madhubani, Motihari, Khagaria, Gaya and Banka.
On being asked whether Kanhaiya Kumar has given his consent to contest from Begusarai, Satyanarayan said that he is ready for this. He said that although Kanhaiya Begusarai would be the CPI candidate but the alliance partners RJD Congress, the secular and NCP and other Left parties would get their support.
Kanhaiya is a native of Bihat Panchayat under Baroni block of Begusarai district while his mother is an Anganwadi worker and his father is a small farmer. Bhuja Singh, a senior BJP leader from the Begusarai, who was once considered a leftist of the Left. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, RJD candidate Tanvir Hassan was second and CPI candidate Rajendra Prasad Singh, with the support of JDU, stood third.