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Bihar council polls: Nitish Kumar, Sushil Modi file nomination papers

IANS  |  Patna 

Chief Kumar and his deputy filed nomination papers on Monday for the April 26 Legislative Council polls.

Mangal Pandey, along with three ruling and one opposition candidate, also filed his nomination on the last day of the filing.

Others who filed their papers include BJP and former Union Sanjay Paswan, and Janata Dal-United's Rameshwar and

Opposition also filed nomination papers on Monday after his party which is part of the Rashtriya Janata Dal-led along with Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) -- announced his name on Sunday.

The names of the ruling JD-U-BJP candidates were also announced on Sunday.

Eleven Legislative Council seats will fall vacant on May 6 requiring the biennial elections.

On Saturday, former Chief Rabri Devi, Santosh Manjhi, son of another former Chief and HAM chief Jitan Ram Manjhi, and filed their nomination papers.

While the terms of 10 sitting members will end on May 6, one seat fell vacant when Narendra Singh was disqualified on January 6, 2016, two years ahead of the end of his term.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 14:28 IST
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