The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday released its Bihar list. Interestingly, the party dropped incumbent legislator Shatrughan Sinha from the Patna Saheb constituency and fielded Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to the same.
The actor-turned-politician Sinha has been critical of the political quarters’ top leadership on various occasions in the past.
The second list of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidates constitute names for all the 40 Lok Sabha seats. Meanwhile, Bhupender Yadav, BJP general secretary, confirmed that Lok Janshakti Party’s Chandan Kumar will contest from Bihar’s Nawada. Giriraj Singh, sitting Nawada MP Union Minister, will contest from Begusarai parliamentary constituency.
Union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh will contest from East Champaran. In the meantime, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister of State (MoS), will fight from Saran constituency.
The alliance’s Chirag Paswan ( Lok Janshakti Party) is set to contest from Jamui in April.
The list also included the names of Ramkirpal Yadav who will contest from Patliputra, RK Singh from Arrah and Ashwani Choubey from Buxar.
The BJP general secretary did not announce the name of the candidate who will contest from Khagaria Lok Sabha constituency citing that Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Jan Shakti Party has not finalised the candidate for the seat.
Yada added that the candidates have been finalised by BJP president Amit Shah, JD(U) president Nitish Kumar and LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan.
Bihar is one among those states of the country which will go for polling during all the seven phases of Lok Sabha Elections. The different constituencies in the state will see elections on April 11, 18, 23, and 29 and May 6, 12 and 19.