The BJP on Sunday launched an inventory of 46 candidates for the second section of the Bihar Assembly election, wherein 94 constituencies will go to the polls on November 3, retaining the MLAs from their respective seats typically, although there are fairly just a few surprises.
Prominent amongst those that will probably be in search of a re-election from their respective seats are ministers Nand Kishore Yadav (Patna City) and Rana Randhir (Madhuban).
State BJP vp Nitish Mishra, son of former chief minister Jagannath Mishra and a former minister himself, is within the fray from Jhanjharpur, a seat he gained on a JD(U) ticket in 2010, however misplaced to the RJD 5 years later when he contested as a BJP candidate.
The get together has thrown up a shock in Siwan, the place MLA Vyasdeo Prasad has been changed with Om Prakash Yadav, who has been out and in of the BJP and had gained the Siwan Lok Sabha seat as an Independent in 2009 and representing the saffron get together 5 years later.
The get together gave up the Siwan Lok Sabha seat, as soon as a pocket borough of mafia don-turned-politician Mohammad Shahabuddin, for the Janata Dal (United) final yr and debutant Kavita Singh retained the constituency for the NDA.
Karanjeet Singh, who had stop the BJP and wrested Daraunda in a bypoll necessitated by Kavita Singh’s election to the Lok Sabha, is once more within the fray because the get together’s candidate.
State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nikhil Anand, a confidant of Union minister and the get together’s former Bihar unit chief Nityanand Rai, will probably be making his ballot debut from Maner, which is at current held by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief spokesperson Bhai Virendra.
In Raghopur, which is represented within the Assembly by RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav, the BJP has reposed its belief in Satish Kumar Yadav, who was the runner-up in 2015. It just isn’t but clear whether or not Yadav, main the opposition cost because the chief ministerial candidate of the six-party Grand Alliance, will probably be in search of a re-election from his present seat.
The get together seems tipped for a showdown with the Chirag Paswan-led Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) in Govindganj and Lalganj, the place it has fielded Sunil Mani Tripathi and Sanjay Kumar Singh respectively.
The LJP had contested 42 seats within the 2015 Assembly polls as an NDA constituent, managing to win solely the aforementioned ones.
This time, it has ended up ploughing a lonely furrow with the BJP giving a thumbs right down to Paswan”s name for ousting Chief Minister Nitish Kumar from energy and putting in a authorities “headed” by the saffron get together.
The LJP has mentioned it’s going to contest 143 seats and area no candidates within the constituencies the place the BJP is within the fray. However, with the JD(U)-HAM mix contesting solely 122 seats and the Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) within the fray in one other 11, Paswan could find yourself queering the pitch for the saffron get together in at the least 10 seats.
In the outgoing Assembly, the BJP holds solely 20 of the 94 seats going to the polls within the second section for which the submitting of nominations will probably be underway until October 16 and voting will happen on November 3.
The get together had beforehand launched, in two installments, the names of 29 candidates for the primary section of the election in 71 seats. Thus, the entire variety of candidates introduced up to now by the BJP is 75 now. The get together proposes to contest 110 seats in whole, having acquired 121 in keeping with its seat-sharing association with the JD(U) and setting apart 11 for the VIP.
Casting of votes will happen in three phases in Bihar — on October 28, November Three and seven — and the outcomes will probably be declared on November 10.
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