On expected lines, Kanhaiya Kumar, the former president of the JNU students’ union, has been fielded by CPI from Bihar’s Begusarai for the national election.
This will be the firebrand student leader’s entry into the electoral politics.
He will be joint candidate of the Left parties from Begusarai.
Kanhaiya Kumar was widely expected to be the opposition’s candidate from Begusarai.
However, no seats were given to the CPI and CPI-M, making it clear that Mr Kumar will not be supported by the mahagathbandhan or grand alliance.
The seat fell into Tejashwi Yadav’s RJD’s share.
The national election will be held from April 11 to May 19 in seven rounds.
Bihar, which has 40 Lok Sabha seats, will vote in seven phases – April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12, and May 19.