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Bihar council polls: Cong names Prem Chandra Mishra as nominee

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

The today named Prem Chandra as its lone candidate for the biennial elections to the scheduled on April 26.

"has approved the candidature of Prem Chandra as candidate for the biennial election," All (AICC) said in a release.

is a senior and a familiar face on TV channels.

"I am thankful to Congress ji for reposing faith in me by declaring my name for council polls," Mishra told

"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 and JD(U) national Nitish Kumar, former CM Rabri Devi, Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi and state

Scrutiny of papers will take place on April 17 while the last date for withdrawal of nomination papers is April 19.

BJP has named Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, and Sanjay Paswan, a former union minister and a Dalit leader, as its candidates for the council polls.

The ruling JD(U) is yet to announce the names of its candidates. However, sources in the party said is likely to figure in the list.

"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 and party's national Rabri Devi, state president Ramchandra Purbe, senior party and are its candidates.

is the son of Hindustani Awam Morcha chief and ex-CM who recently switched over from the NDA to the RJD-led

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 19:20 IST