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Bihar town celebrates Kanishka's UK Parliament win

Kanishka Narayan, a Labour Party MP, has brought joy to Muzaffarpur, his ancestral home, by winning a seat in the UK Parliament.

News Arena Network - Patna - UPDATED: July 6, 2024, 04:17 AM - 2 mins read

In picture: Labour Party MP Kanishka Narayan wins a seat in the UK Parliament.

Bihar town celebrates Kanishka's UK Parliament win

In picture: Labour Party MP Kanishka Narayan wins a seat in the UK Parliament.


While many Indians were disappointed by Rishi Sunak’s loss of power in the recent Rishi Sunak, a small town in north Bihar is celebrating a different victory. 

 

Kanishka Narayan, a Labour Party MP, has brought joy to Muzaffarpur, his ancestral home, by winning a seat in the UK Parliament.

 

Kanishka, representing Vale of Glamorgan, has roots in Muzaffarpur, about 70 km from Bihar’s state capital. Jayant Kumar, Director of Shri Krishna Law College, expressed the town’s excitement. "The mood is upbeat in our housing complex, where many remember Kanishka as a toddler," he said.

 

Kanishka's father, Santosh, is Kumar's younger brother. The 33-year-old MP entered politics after leaving a career in the British civil service.

 

"We hail from a village in Goraul block of Vaishali district. A passion for law runs in our blood. Our late father, Krishna Kumar, founded the law college here," Jayant Kumar proudly shared.

 

Kanishka was born in Muzaffarpur and studied locally until the third grade. His family then moved to Delhi and later to Cardiff when he was 12. Both his parents, Chetana Sinha and Santosh Kumar, worked as solicitors in the UK.

 

Jayant Kumar expressed hope for stronger UK-India relations given the Labour Party’s positive stance towards India and its migrants.

 

"That a member of our family has the opportunity to do his bit is icing on the cake," he said.

 

Filled with excitement, Kumar looks forward to meeting his nephew in his new role. "The UK has always been like a second home. I spent four years studying in Wales. My daughter and son-in-law live there. It is an extended family," he added.

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