Former JNU student union president Kanhaiya Kumar told The Indian Express that he was open to contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. However, ultimately it would his party, CPI and the alliance’s call.
He said his party had not started the process of sending recommendations of probable candidates yet.
“I have always said that I am keen to join the parliamentary process. But it is my party that has to take a call on it by starting the due process. Whether I contest or not is not important. What is important is the need to stitch together a united front. I have been meeting young leaders across the country under my programme ‘Save Constitution, Save India’,” he said.
Earlier, reports had circulated that Kanhaiya would be contesting the 2019 elections from the Begusarai seat in Bihar. However, he did not elaborate on his interest in contesting from Begusarai district, Express reported.
“It is up to my party to go about it,” he said. “I will be visiting Karnataka to attend first death anniversary commemoration of Gauri Lankesh. I had been in Maharashtra. The whole idea is to keep moving and galvanising young leaders,” said Kanhaiya.