Things are getting heated up in the run to the polling as RJD candidate Tanveer Hassan is targeting the ruling Janata Dal (United) government in the state, while Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Bhola Singh is taking pot-shots on the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the Centre, riding high on the Modi wave.

Under the coalition, JD (U) gave Begusarai seat to the Communist Party of India (CPI) which fielded its state secretary Rajendra Prasad Singh. The four-time Barauni MLA is training guns on both Congress and BJP in his campaign.

What would eventually emerge from this multi-cornered contest, will be decided by the voters on April 30. Naokothi, which was considered a CPI pocket borough, has also started witnessing the influence of Namo wave. According to a local resident Rajesh, if CPI keeps its cadre votes intact, it might have a bearing on the poll outcome.

The JD (U) has constituted a co-ordination committee comprising Matihani MLA Narendra Kumar Singh alias Bogo Singh and party leader Jawahalal Bhardwaj to ensure victory of coalition candidate Rajendra Singh.

Much like Ramdiri and Bihat, there are several villages in Begusarai district from where shots for CPI victory are called. Interestingly, the BJP has set its eyes on these villages as well.

In the assembly elections, the CPI bagged its lone seat from Bachhwara in Begusarai and this time around, along with Namo wave, it would also have to deal with resurgent RJD.


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