Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has accepted the names of Ghulam Gaus, Kumud Verma and Bhishma Sahni, JD(U) nationwide basic secretary RCP Singh stated.
- Last Updated: June 23, 2020, 11:19 PM IST
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) on Tuesday introduced the names of three candidates for the upcoming state legislative council polls.
The elections to 9 legislative council seats, which fell vacant after the expiry of tenures of respective members a month in the past, will probably be held on July 6.
“The party had authorised the chief minister, our national president, to take a call on the matter. He has approved the names of Ghulam Gaus, Kumud Verma and Bhishma Sahni,” JD(U) nationwide basic secretary RCP Singh instructed reporters right here.
Ghulam Gaus, a relative of former meeting speaker and late RJD chief Ghulam Sarwar, had stop the Lalu Prasad-led celebration and joined the JD(U) in 2014.
His candidature is anticipated to recompense for denial of a second time period to JD(U) chief Haroon Rashid who was additionally the officiating chairman of the council till the expiry of his time period.
Kumud Verma hails from a political household in Jehanabad and her candidature appears to be one more try by the ruling celebration to undertaking a women-friendly picture forward of the meeting elections due in a number of months.
Not a lot is understood about Bhishma Sahni, besides that he’s an EBC grassroots-level employee from East Champaran district.
Party sources stated state minister Ashok Choudhary, a Dalit, who’s among the many members whose tenure has ended, is likely to be accommodated as a member nominated by the Governor on the state authorities’s suggestion.
A former Congress chief, Choudhary had joined the JD(U) in 2018.
JD(U) ally BJP, which might be contesting two seats, is but to announce its candidates.
BJP sources stated it was nearly sure that Sanjay Mayukh, celebration nationwide media co-convener, could be thought-about for one other time period. The determination on the second candidate was hanging hearth.
The final date for submitting nominations is June 25.
All the 9 seats within the 75-member higher home which fell vacant had been held by the JD(U)-BJP mix. However, 4 of these could go to the RJD and the Congress as a result of rise of their tallies after the 2015 meeting elections.
The JD(U) has, nonetheless, greater than made up for the loss with 5 sitting MLCs of the RJD crossing over to the celebration earlier within the day.