Deputy CM among three BJP nominees for Bihar LC polls

BJP releases list of 13 candidates for UP Bihar Legislative Council polls

BJP releases list of 13 candidates for UP Bihar Legislative Council polls

The Congress on Sunday released the name of its candidate for the upcoming biennial election to the Legislative Council of Bihar to be elected by the Members of the Legislative Council. Congress has also declared its senior leader Premchand Mishra for the lone seat, it is contesting.

"I am thankful to Congress president Rahul Gandhi ji for reposing faith in me by declaring my name for council polls", Mishra told PTI. Those who filed nominations included Dr Mahendra Singh, Mohsin Raza, both ministers, Dr Sarojani Agarwal, Yashwant Singh, Thakur Jaiveer Singh, Bukkal Nawab (all Samajwadi Party rebel MLCs who had joined the BJP) and Ashok Kataria, Ashok Dhawan, Vijay Bahadur Pathak and Vidhya Sagar Sonkar. "I would continue to work hard for the party", he added. The Election Commission has announced April 26 as the polling date for the biennial elections to 11 Legislative Council seats that will fall vacant on May 6. The last date of filing nomination papers is April 16.

Prominent among those whose terms will end in May include Chief Minister and JD (U) national president Nitish Kumar, former CM Rabri Devi, Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi and state health minister Mangal Pandey. The list features Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi in the list.

"The party may field new faces for the remaining two seats", the sources said.

Ten candidates of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and one member of their ally Apna Dal on Monday filed their nominations for the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council polls, scheduled for April 26. RJD has given one seat from its quota to Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM).

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

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