Patna | Former Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union (JNUSU) president Kanaiya Kumar is ready to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Bihar.
According to Sources, Kumar who is currently a National Council member of Communist Party of India will be contesting the upcoming parliamentary election from Bihar’s Begusarai constituency on the ticket of CPI. Kumar who was arrested by the Delhi police in February 2016 for his alleged role in chanting anti-national slogans in JNU premises will be a common candidate of the united opposition or Mahagatbandan between Congress, RJD, NCP, Jitan Ram Manjhi-led HAM(S), Sharad Yadav’s Loktantrik Janta Dal and Left parties.
Speaking to media on the nomination of Kumar, CPI leader Satya Narayan Singh said, “All Left leaders from Bihar to Delhi are in favour of his candidature from Begusarai in the 2019 Lok Sabha election”. “An in-principle understanding has been arrived at between all opposition parties in this regard,” he added.
He further said, “In principle, the RJD chief Lalu Yadav has agreed to field Kanhaiya as the joint opposition candidate from Begusarai. However, an official decision has not been taken so far.” Kanaiya Kumar is a native of the Barauni block of the Begusarai district.
Bhola Singh of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) is the sitting MP from Begusarai. He defeated RJD’s Tanveer Hasan by 58,000 votes in 2014 election. CPI’s Rajendra Pratap Singh came third in the election.