Kolkata: Student leader Kanhaiya Kumar at a public rally in Kolkata on Tuesday evening. PTI Photo by Swapan Mahapatra (PTI8_22_2017_000163B)

Former Jawaharlal Nehru University Union President Kanhaiya Kumar is most likely to contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Begusurai constituency in Bihar as a CPI candidate. He is likely to take the support of his alliance partners Congress, Jitan Ram Manjhi’s HAM, NCP and RJD.

Kanhaiya told the media, “If the CPI party nominates me as its candidate from Begusurai and alliance parties also extend their support in favour, then I have no objection to it. No formal talks have been conducted between the parties and alliances with regard to the sharing of seats”.

Kanhaiya Kumar, 31 years of age, is a resident of Barauni block in Begusurai district, his mother is an anganwadi worker and his father is a farmer.

When Mr Kumar was asked that if CPI decides to go alone then also will he still conduct the elections in 2019, he replied that  Alliance is certainty and party will not go alone in elections. CPI party has passed a resolution in which it would work and coordinate in performing an alliance in which CPI will be a part of it, he added.

According to our sources, Kanhaiya will be a nominee of CPI from Begusurai and all other partners like RJD, HAM, NCP and Congress would extend their support to him. CPI official reported that RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has given his consent to him.

CPI state secretary Satya Narayan Singh said that all the alliance parties want him to conduct 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Begusurai district. Also, according to the earlier meetings held, Lalu Prasad Yadav has agreed to leave a seat for him.

Our sources revealed that CPI party has six seats in Lok Sabha in Bihar but a final decision will be taken after meeting that will be held between all the parties. The six seats are Begusurai, Banka, Khangaria, Gaya, Madhubani and Motihari.