Kanhaiya Kumar Ready to Accept Tejaswi as the Leader of Mahagathbandhan

CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar in Patna on Sunday.

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Patna: Former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) president and leader of the Communist Party of India Kanhaiya Kumar, during a press conference in Patna on Sunday, said that he had no problem accepting Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejaswi Yadav as the face of the Grand Alliance in Bihar in the run up of the state Assembly elections to be held in 2020.

Kanhaiya Kumar, who was not part of the RJD-led Mahagathbandhan in the Lok Sabha elections held earlier this year, said that there was an urgent need to strengthen the Grand Alliance in Bihar if the opposition wanted to pose a serious threat to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA in the state with Nitish Kumar as its Chief Ministerial candidate.

Stating that he had no personal grudge against RJD or Tejaswi Yadav, Kumar justified his decision to remain outside the gamut of Grand Alliance during the Lok Sabha elections saying such things were quite normal in politics and one should not take it personally.

Talking about the last Mahagathbandhan led by the RJD of which Congress, Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP), Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM), and Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) were a number of, Kumar said that it was more of a 'political arrangement' than a real coalition of like-minded parties.

"If we want to pose a real and serious threat to the NDA in Bihar, we must strengthen the Grand Alliance like never before and only then we can think of getting rid of the NDA in the state," Kumar, who lost his deposit against BJP leader Giriraj Singh by losing to him by a margin of 4.2 lakh votes in the last Parliamentary polls, said.

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