In the Araria Lok Sabha seat in Bihar, criminals backed by the BJP attacked CPI(ML) candidate Sanjay Rishidev in Simraha Rahika village of Narpatganj thana. The man who led the attack is the brother of the local BJP block pramukh. Also in Bihar, in the Raghopur village of Raniya Talab thana of the Pataliputra Lok Sabha seat, the BJP-backed criminals attacked the CPI(ML)’s campaign van. The village is that of BJP leader Janardan Sharma. CPI(ML) activists are braving these attacks in order to resist the corporate-communal forces.