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LS polls: BJP likely to drop Shatrughan Sinha, field Ravi Shankar Prasad from Patna Saheb constituency

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Shatrughan Sinha, who is the sitting (MP) from Saheb parliamentary constituency in is likely to be replaced with Ravi Shankar Prasad, according to sources.

Sinha, a who has criticised the party leadership several times in the past had put out a series of tweets that seemed to indicate that he will leave the party.

"Sir, the Nation respects you, but the only thing the leadership lacks is credibility & trust factor. "Leadership jo kar rahi hai or jo kah rahi hai, kya log uspe vishwas kar rahein hain? Shayad nahin!" Any way it all seems to be too little and too late?" he said.

"Promises made in the past are still to be fulfilled. Hope, wish & pray, though I may not be with you anymore - "Mohabbat karne vaale kam na honge, (shayad) teri mehfil mein lekin hum na honge"." Sinha tweeted on Friday.

Sinha also shared the stage with opposition leaders at an anti-BJP rally in Kolkata in January.

The BJP, late on Saturday held a meeting at party's headquarters presided over by and party Amit Shah, to shortlist candidates for the forthcoming elections.

According to sources, the decision was taken to field from Saheb and R K Singh from Ara parliamentary constituencies. Further, the party is likely to field from West Champaran and from East Champaran constituencies in

will see polling in seven phases. The dates of polling in Bihar will be on April 11, 18, 23, 29 and May 6, 12 and 19. The counting will happen on May 23 and the results will be announced on the same day.

During the 2014 General Elections, the BJP won 22 seats, bagged two seats, captured six seats and won in four constituencies.

Meanwhile, sources said that while Saturday's meet was held to deliberate on candidates that the party will field in various constituencies in 11 states, the is likely to meet again on Monday and by March 22 the party may announce the list of all candidates.

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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 08:23 IST