Former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar will contest 2019 Lok Sabha polls from Bihar’s Begusarai


Former President of Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union (JNUSU) Kanhaiya Kumar, will contest the Lok Sabha elections from Bihar’s Begusarai, as a CPI candidate, as per a report by News18. The party’s district unit has sent a recommendation for his candidature.

Following approval from the party’s state executive, it will be formally announced.

Citing sources, the Quint reported that Kanhaiya’s name for the Begusarai seat is almost final. The state executive is expected to approve his name by the first week of March.

It is being speculated that the Mahagathbandhan may come to a compromise on the Begusarai seat. According to the News18 report, it is being said that Kanhaiya Kumar will contest the Begusarai seat in the Mahagathbandhan. However, RJD has not supported this yet.

Kanhaiya hails from Bihar Panchayat under Baroni block of Begusarai district.

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