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Bihar Polls: JDU Issues List of Candidates, Gupteshwar Pandey’s Name Missing, Lalu’s ‘Samdhi’ Gets a Ticket

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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar addresses a press convention in Patna on Tuesday. (PTI)

The JD(U) launched checklist of the candidates at a press convention addressed by state president Basistha Narayan Singh, social gathering chief in Rajya Sabha RCP Singh and its state working president Ashok Choudhary.

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RJD president Lalu Prasad’s ‘samdhi’ Chandrika Roy has been nominated by the JD(U) from his conventional Parsa meeting seat, however identify of the previous DGP Gupteshwar Pandey is lacking from the checklist of 115 candidates launched by the social gathering on Wednesday. The JD(U) launched checklist of the candidates at a press convention addressed by state president Basistha Narayan Singh, social gathering chief in Rajya Sabha RCP Singh and its state working president Ashok Choudhary.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar headed social gathering has already allotted seven seats out of its quota of 122 seats within the 243-member meeting to its affiliate companion Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) of former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi. Roy, father of Tej Pratap Yadav’s estranged spouse Aishwarya, had just lately converted to the JD(U) from RJD.


Roy, son of former chief minister Daroga Prasd Rai and a minister within the RJD authorities previously as effectively within the 2015 Grand Alliance ministry, will likely be in fray from Parsa constituency in Saran district which he has represented six occasions previously. The identify of the previous state police chief Gupteshwar Pandey, who took VRS final month and later was given membership of the JD(U) by the chief minister himself, is lacking from the checklist of nominees made public in the course of the day.

Buxar, hometown of Pandey and Shahpur constituency from the place it was speculated within the media that he may contest the state polls have gone to the BJP underneath seat-sharing system. The JD(U) obtained two seats within the Buxar district- Dumraon and Rajpur (reserved SC)-where it named Anjum Ara and state minister Santosh Kumar Nirala respectively.

Kumar’s social gathering has but not named anyone for the Valmiki Nagar Lok Sabha seat which is able to see by-election on November 7. The by-poll has been necessitated attributable to dying of JD(U0 sitting MP Baidyanath Mahto. There was hectic speculations within the media about probability of the previous DGP being fielded from there.

Pandey, who had hit the nationwide headlines within the dying case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, hopes now relaxation on Valmiki Nagar bypolls or a berth within the legislative council in future. Though Pandey couldn’t discover place within the JD(U)’s checklist, his former police colleague Sunil Kumar, who retired as Director General (Home Guards) just lately has been nominated by the JD(U) from Bhore (reserved seat) in Gopalganj district.

Majority of the ministers and turncoats have been given ticket by the JD(U). Speaker of the outgoing meeting Vijay Kumar Chaudhary will contest from his conventional seat Saraiganj in Samastipur district.

Ministers- Bijendra Prasad Yadav, Ram Sevak Singh, Shrawan Kumar, Jai Kumar Singh, Bima Bharti, Madan Sahni, Khursheed Firoz Ahmad, Shailesh Kumar and Krishnandan Prasad Varma have been repeated from their previous constituencies. Jaivardhan Singh Yadav, grandson of former Bihar minister and a highly effective yadav chief Ramlakhan Singh Yadav has been given ticket from his previous seat Paliganj whereas Faraz Fatmi has been named from Darbhanga rural seat. Both had left RJD and joined JD(U) just lately.

The two RLSP MLAs-Lallan Paswan and Sudhansu Sekhar- who had crossed over to Kumar’s social gathering have additionally been renominated. HAM has already named its seven candidates. Jitan Ram Manjhi filed his nomination Wednesday from Imamganj (reserved SC) seat.




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