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JD(U), BJP, Cong announce candidates for Bihar Legislative Council polls

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

The JD(U) today nominated Chief Kumar and two new faces for the biennial election to the state Legislative Council, hours after the and the BJP announced the names of their candidates.

Tomorrow is the last date for filing nominations for the council polls, scheduled to be held on April 26 for 11 seats to the

"Our national and Chief Kumar and two young leaders - and - have been named candidates for three seats," JD(U) told

The party had constituted a committee of four senior leaders to decide on the names of candidates, who could be sent to the Upper House, Singh said.

Apart from the JD(U) president, had ministers and and Rajya Sabha member RCP Singh as its members.

Asked about the background of the party's two new faces -- Mahto and Anwar - Singh said both were "dedicated party workers".

Earlier in the day, the BJP and the had listed their candidates.

The saffron party, an ally of the JD(U), has named Bihar Deputy Chief Sushil Kumar Modi, and former Union minister as its nominees, while the fielded senior leader as its lone candidate.

Mishra, a familiar face on TV channels, thanked party's for his nomination.

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

Four RJD candidates - former Bihar Rabri Devi, state president Ramchandra Purbe, senior leaders and - filed their papers on April 13.

is the son of Hindustani and former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi, who recently quit the NDA to join the RJD-led

If no other candidates, apart from those named by the four parties, file papers by tomorrow, the results for all 11 seats could be declared on April 19, the last date for withdrawal of nominations, said the of Bihar Assembly and returning officer,

Prominent among those whose terms would end on May 6 include and JD(U) Kumar, former CM Rabri Devi, Deputy CM and state

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 21:25 IST