Begusarai has a distinction of sending Comrade Chandrashekhar Singh of the Communist Party Of India (CPI) as the first left member of the Bihar Legislative Assembly from Barauni Assembly constituency. When Singh was elected for the state assembly The Statesman of Kolkata has made the headlines "Red Star over Bihar". He hailed from local Bihat village of Begusarai district and was son of his illustrious father Ramcharitra Singh. Barauni assembly seat was still being retained by the CPI even today continuously since 1962. However; in 2010 Bihar Assembly Elections CPI nominee, Ram Ratan Singh lost this prestigious seat - which has now been rechristened as Teghra assembly seat by delimitation Commission - to rightwing Hindutva Party Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) nominee Lalan Kumar - a non-entity in politics till recently.
Com. Chandrashekhar Singh's father Ramcharitra Singh was a cabinet minister in the ministry of the first chief minister of state, Late Dr. Srikrishna Singh - popularly known as Sri Babu in common parlance. Ramcharitra Singh had resigned from his ministry and has also quit the Congress Party for his political... Read More