The resignation came after he was denied ticket to contest for the sixth time from the constituency. BJP has announced Jharkhand Khadi Gramodyog Board chairman Sanjay Seth as its candidate from Ranchi Lok Sabha constituency.
In Jharkhand, 14 parliamentary constituencies will undergo polling in four phases.
The Lok Sabha election will start on April 11 and will go on till May 19. The result will be announced on May 23.
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