"Congress president Rahul Gandhi has approved the candidature of Prem Chandra Mishra as Congress candidate for the biennial election," All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Mukul Wasnik said in a release.
"There were several candidates but the party has nominated me for the lone seat. I would continue to work hard for the party," he added.
Tomorrow is the last date for filing nomination papers for the council polls which would be held on April 26 for 11 Council seats.
Prominent among those whose terms will end in May include Chief Minister and JD(U) national president Nitish Kumar, former CM Rabri Devi, Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi and state health minister Mangal Pandey.
Scrutiny of papers will take place on April 17 while the last date for withdrawal of nomination papers is April 19.
"The party may field new faces for the remaining two seats," the sources said.
Four RJD has already filed their nomination papers on April 13. Former Bihar Chief Minister and party's national vice president Rabri Devi, state president Ramchandra Purbe, senior party leader Khurshid Mohsin and Santosh Manjhi are its candidates.