Parliamentary elections are coming. Discussions are on for seat-sharing in the alliance. The Congress is also eyeing the Begusarai Lok Sabha seat in Bihar. The Begusarai Lok Sabha seat is crucial for the NDA alliance comprising the RJD, JD (U), Congress and the Left parties.
Union Minister and BJP leader Giriraj Singh. The RJD, the Congress and the CPI (M) are also in the fray. Begusarai holds a special place in Bihar for its factories and political awareness. This is where state politics comes into play. That is why the contest of the major parties of the Indie alliance on this seat becomes important.
The Congress has been winning this seat since Independence. From 1946 to 1967, Congress MPs were elected continuously. However, in 1967, the CPI challenged and captured the seat due to the then anti-Congress alliance. But, in 1972, the Congress again captured this seat.
Leaving aside the 1977 Janata wave, the Congress party again held the Begusarai seat from 1980 to 1996. However, he had to be evicted in 1989 and 1996. However, the seat was again held by the Congress from 1998 to 2004. Now in the upcoming elections, the Congress party is once again trying to bring the Begusarai seat into its fold. For this, the state leadership has also applied for the seat.
The Congress state president also held consultations with an elderly and experienced leader of the district in this regard and talked about his candidature for the seat. After the announcement of the Congress candidate for the seat, the debate has intensified.
Prominent among those who joined the Congress from the Begusarai Lok Sabha seat are CPI’s Kanhaiya Kumar, former MLA Amita Bhushan and current district president Abhay Kumar Singh Sarjan. Other names are also being discussed. The CPI (M) is also contesting this seat. The seat is a traditional stronghold of the Congress and its leaders are justifying their candidature due to the constant tussle with the CPI.