Patna: After being given a heave-ho by the Mahagathbandhan in Bihar, Communist Party of India (CPI) on Sunday announced its decision to field its rising star and former president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students’ union Kanhaiya Kumar from the Begusarai seat where he would go against firebrand Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Minister Giriraj Singh and a candidate from the RJD-led Grand Alliance.
Patna: With accusations of being a party of family members alone, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, at a press conference in Patna on Saturday, tried to put the controversy to rest saying it were the people of Bihar who wanted his brothers and son to be the party candidates for this year’s Lok Sabha elections.
Patna: As promised, the Grand Alliance in Bihar led by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), a day after Holi, announced its formula for seat sharing for the Lok Sabha elections that involves a host of small and large parties including the RJD, Congress, Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM), Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP), Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP), and CPI-ML.
Patna: Speculations on who would be the replacement of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shatrughan Sinha from Patna Saheb seat took yet another turn on Monday as a number of party leaders in Bihar, under condition of anonymity, rejected the report of security baron R K Sinha being given party ticket while insisting Rajya Sabha member Ravi Shankar Prasad was the natural heir to the constituency viewed as one of the most sought-after and elite seats in the nation.
Patna: So, the inevitable has happened! Film star-turned politician-turned-his-own-party's-biggest-critic Shatrughan Sinha is out from the Bharatiya Janata Party’s list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections and has been replaced by Ravindra Kishore Sinha to represent the party from elite Patna Saheb constituency in Bihar.