Kanhaiya Kumar: BJP supporters wave black flags at my rally

By  Shimon Chadha | Updated:  Apr 25, 2019, 07:46 PM

Kanhaiya Kumar, former JNU students’ union President, who joined the CPI a few months back, and is contesting from the Begusarai seat in Bihar, accused BJP supporters of disturbing his rally and “violating the law”.
Kumar, who is receiving much support from his JNU alumni and local citizens of the district, alleged that “BJP workers are waving black flags”, at his rally, which is violating his constitutional right as a candidate to campaign and hold roadshows.
Kumar had earlier said that his fight is “against BJP and their fake promises and lies”. 
The AISF leader will be facing BJP candidate and Union MoS for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Giriraj Singh, and Tanveer Hassan from the RJD-Congress alliance. Singh currently represents the Nawada seat of Bihar, which has been handed over to the Lok Janshakti Party, as a part of their alliance with BJP. Hassan fought the 2014 elections too against BJP candidate Bhola Prasad Singh, and was defeated by a margin of over 60,000 votes. 
Begusarai will conduct polling on April 29, in the fourth phase of elections. Bihar will witness polling in all seven phases of the 17th Lok Sabha elections, and has already completed polling in 14/40 parliamentary constituencies. Counting of votes will take place on May 23. 

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