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Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘Those who defamed Begusarai will lose’, says Kanhaiya Kumar

Kanhaiya Kumar is making his electoral debut as the Communist Party of India (CPI) candidate for Begusarai, where the left party was once dominant. He is contesting against BJP leader Giriraj Singh in Begusarai.

lok sabha elections Updated: Apr 29, 2019 10:15 IST
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Former JNU students’ union leader Kanhaiya Kumar had a message for his opponents in Begusarai after he cast his vote in the parliamentary constituency in Bihar, which is polling in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha election.(ANI/Twitter)

Former JNU students’ union leader Kanhaiya Kumar had a message for his opponents in Begusarai after he cast his vote in the parliamentary constituency in Bihar, which is polling in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha election.

Kanhaiya Kumar is making his electoral debut as the Communist Party of India (CPI) candidate for Begusarai, where the left party was once dominant. He is contesting against BJP leader Giriraj Singh in Begusarai.

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“Begusarai ko badnam karne wali takton ko Begusarai mein muh ki khani padegi (Those who maligned Begusarai will be defeated here),” Kanhaiya Kumar said after voting.

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The CPI dominated the area politics from 1956 to 1996 during which it won multiple times from Lok Sabha constituencies of Begusarai and erstwhile Balia, whose five assembly seats fell into Begusarai district and has been since broken up and merged with adjoining Lok Sabha constituencies.

Now, the party is battling for survival, having lost the 2014 parliamentary elections and failed to win any of the seven assembly seats in the Begusarai Lok Sabha seat in 2015.

“… Here helplessness crept among the cadre due to global unacceptability of the Left. It is a ‘dhakkosla’ (sham) that some attribute the decline of the Left to caste-based politics, which existed even earlier as well. However, things are different now. Globally, there has now been a new Left emergence,” Kanhaiya Kumar said while speaking to HT earlier.

Begusarai is among the five parliamentary constituencies in Bihar, which are polling in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha election 2019. The votes will be counted on May 23.

ConstituencySitting MP
Madhya Pradesh
Balaghat Bodhsingh Bhagat, BJP
Chhindwara Kamal Nath, Congress
Jabalpur Rakesh Singh, BJP
Mandla Faggan Singh Kulaste, BJP
Shahdol Gyan Singh, BJP
Sidhi Riti Pathak, BJP
Rajasthan
Ajmer Raghu Sharma, Congress
Banswara Manshankar Nimana, BJP
Barmer Sona Ram Choudhary, BJP
Bhilwara Subhash Baheria, BJP
Chhittorgarh Chandra Prakash Joshi, BJP
Jalore Devji Patel, BJP
Jhalawar-Baran Dushyant Singh, BJP
Jodhpur Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, BJP
Kota Om Birla, BJP
Pali P P Choudhary, BJP
Rajsamand Hariom Singh Rathore, BJP
Tonk-Sawai Madhopur Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria, BJP
Udaipur Arjunlal Meena, BJP
Jammu and Kashmir
Anantnag Vacant
Maharashtra
Bhiwandi Kapil Moreshwar Patil, BJP
Dhule Dr. Bhamre Subhash Ramrao, BJP
Dindori Chavan Harishchandra Devram, BJP
Kalyan Dr.Shrikant Eknath Shinde, Shiv Sena
Mumbai North Gopal Chinayya Shetty, BJP
Mumbai North West Gajanan Chandrakant Kirtikar, Shiv Sena
Mumbai North East Kirit Somaiya, BJP
Mumbai North Central Poonam Mahajan, BJP
Mumbai South Central Rahul Ramesh Shewale, Shiv Sena
Mumbai South Arvind Ganpat Sawant, Shiv Sena
Maval Shrirang Chandu Barne, Shiv Sena
Nandurbar Dr Heena Gavit, BJP
Nashik Godse Hemant Tukaram, Shiv Sena
Palghar Rajendra Gavit, BJP
Shirdi Lokhande Sadashiv Kisan, Shiv Sena
Shirur Adhalrao Shivaji Dattatrey, Shiv Sena
Thane Vichare Rajan Baburao, Shiv Sena
ConstituencySitting MP
Uttar Pradesh
Akbarpur Devendra Singh Bhole, BJP
Etawah Ashok Kumar Doharey, BJP
Farrukhabad Mukesh Rajput, BJP
Hamirpur Kunwar Pushpendra Singh Chandel, BJP
Hardoi Anshul Verma, BJP
Jalaun Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma, BJP
Jhansi Uma Bharti, BJP
Kannauj Dimple Yadav, SP
Kanpur Murli Manohar Joshi, BJP
Kheri Ajay Kumar, BJP
Misrikh Anju Bala, BJP
Shahjahanpur Krishna Raj, BJP
Unnao Sakshi Maharaj, BJP
Jharkhand
Chatra Sunil Kumar Singh, BJP
Palamu Vishnu Dayal Ram, BJP
LohardagaSudarshan Bhagat, BJP
Odisha
Balasore Rabindra Kumar Jena, BJD
Bhadrak Arjun Charan Sethi, BJD
Jagatsinghpur Kulamani Samal, BJD
Jajpur Rita Tarai, BJD
Kendrapara Baijayant Panda, BJD (now in BJP)
Mayurbhang Rama Chandra Hansdah, BJD
West Bengal
Asansol Babul Supriyo, BJP
Baharampur Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congress
Bardhman Purba Sunil Kumar Mondal, Trinamool Congress
Bolpur Anupam Hazra, Trinamool Congress
Birbhum Shatabdi Roy, Trinamool Congress
Burdwan-Durgapur Mamtaz Sanghamita, Trinamool Congress
Krishnanagar Tapas Paul, Trinamool
Ranaghat Tapas Mandal, Trinamool
Bihar
Begusarai Dr. Bhola Singh, BJP
Darbhanga Kirti Azad, BJP
Munger Veena Devi, LJP
Samastipur Ram Chandra Paswan, LJP
Ujiarpur Nityanand Rai, BJP

First Published: Apr 29, 2019 10:15 IST