A video has gone viral since the incident on May 21 evening, showing an injured Qasim telling a local reporter that he was shot at after a local youth Rajiv Yadav, who was in an inebriated state, asked his name.
Lok Sabha Election 2019 India Phase 4 Voting HIGHLIGHTS: Of the 71 parliamentary constituencies, five seats in Bihar, 17 in Maharashtra, 13 in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh each, six in Odisha and Madhya Pradesh each, eight in West Bengal, three in Jharkhand and one in Jammu and Kashmir went to polls.
Calling Sidhu a close associate of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Singh claimed that Gandhi chose to contest from Wayanad seat in Kerala as part of a "well-planned" strategy to divide India on religious lines as was the case during the pre-independence era leading to the creation of Pakistan.
According to Rajya Sabha MP and RJD spokesperson Manoj Jha, the CPI-RJD alliance could not be forged also because his party was not willing to compromise on its candidate Tanveer Hassan, considering his popularity and the work done by him in Begusarai.
Kumar said the RJD might have decided not to forge an alliance with the CPI because of its “political arithmetic”, but the CPI’s cadre would support Grand Alliance candidates where the party is not contesting.