Lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar along with wife and actress Shabana Azmi were in Bihar's Begusarai to campaign for CPI candidate Kanhaiya Kumar. Also joining them was actor Prakash Raj, who is an independent candidate from Bengaluru Central LS seat. Actor Swara Bhaskar has also campaigned for the former JNU student union leader earlier this month. Kanhaiya is pitted against Union Minister Giriraj Singh, who represents the BJP. Begusarai goes to polls in the fourth phase on the 29th of April.