The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has fielded Vibha Devi, wife of Rajballabh Yadav, who was convicted for raping a minor and subsequently disqualified from contesting polls, from Nawada Lok Sabha seat in the impending elections.
A Patna Court had in December last year convicted Yadav and four others in connection with the rape of a minor in 2016. He was convicted under Section 376 of Indian Penal Code and 4, 8, 17 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
The RJD-Congress alliance on Friday announced their seat-sharing arrangement in Bihar for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. The two parties are in alliance in the state under the "Mahagathbandhan" umbrella along with some other parties.
RJD will contest on 20, Congress on 9, HAM-3, RLSP on 5, VIP on 3 and CPI-1 in Bihar under the alliance arrangement.
The dates of polling in Bihar are April 11, 18, 23, 29 and May 6, 12 and 19. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the RJD won only four seats and the Congress won two. The JD-U, which contested separately, won two seats. The BJP-led NDA won 31 seats, with the former's tally being 22.
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