As the countdown to Bihar assembly polls begins, the big question is: will the Kanhaiya Kumar factor play out in any form? Will he be able to prevent CM Nitish Kumar from winning a fourth consecutive election in a row since 2005?
Kanhaiya Kumar is the CPI candidate for Begusarai in Bihar. If student leaders are asking probing questions today, credit goes to this young man who looked Narendra Modi in the eye, feel JNU student leaders.
Most of the opposition leaders admit that they prefer state-wise alliances rather than a national alliance to strengthen their cadre base. Post-poll strategies could be worked out depending on the numbers, they say.
The Congress-led Opposition, under the banner of Praja Maha Kutami (People’s Alliance), consisting of its erstwhile bête-noire Telugu Desam Party, the Telangana Jana Samithi and CPI, are extremely optimistic of giving a tough fight to the TRS in the coming polls.
CPI said the party took the decision to support Congress' Digvijaya Singh to save the "dignity of Parliament" after the BJP fielded Pragya Thakur as its candidate from Bhopal for the Lok Sabha elections