In a major controversy amid the polls, protests erupted in Bihar's Begusarai region when CPI (Communist Party of India) leader Kanhaiya Kumar was carrying out his election campaign. Locals in the region gheraoed Kanhaiya Kumar's cavalcade in Begusarai and demanded answers to their questions.
Seeking answers to 'what kind of Azaadi (freedom) he is demanding', the locals slammed the CPI candidate for Begusarai polls over "Bharat ke Tukde Tukde" slogans that he had raised in JNU during the 2016 protest.
The visuals show people stopping Kanhaiya's car and gheraoing his convoy, after which the locals are asking him questions. Kanhaiya Kumar stunned by what happened had no answers to the questions of the public.
"What kind of freedom do you want? The poor don't want Azaadi (freedom). It is good that you wanted to become a politician but you need to give answers. Why were you opposed to reservation to economically backward class? You said "Bharat tere Tukde Tukde honge", it will help you," locals can be heard saying in the video.
Earlier in April, former JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar filed his nomination from Bihar's Begusarai Lok Sabha seat on CPI ticket on Tuesday.
Recently, Kanhaiya Kumar carried out an election rally during which she was joined by Bollywood actress Swara Bhasker who also made her first electoral speech which campaigning for the CPI leader.
Meanwhile, Kanhaiya Kumar is all set to contest the polls from Begusarai Lok Sabha seat against senior BJP leader and Union Minister Giriraj Singh.
He has been named as one of the 10 main accused in the Delhi Police's 2016 JNU sedition case chargesheet.