Bihar Election 2020: Congress releases first list of 21 candidates

By: |
October 7, 2020 8:11 PM

The Congress has nominated Shubhanand Mukesh, the son of Congress Legislature Party leader in Bihar Sadanand Singh, for the Kahalgaon assembly seat. The Congress fielded Akhauri Onkar Nath from Gaya Town instead of Mohan Shrivastava, who is facing charges of rape. 

Here also, the winning margin reduced by several thousands of votes.

 

The Congress on Wednesday released its first list of 21 candidates for the Bihar assembly elections. The list was announced after the Congress Central Election Committee headed by party chief Sonia Gandhi cleared their names at a meeting held earlier this week.

The Congress has nominated Shubhanand Mukesh, the son of Congress Legislature Party leader in Bihar Sadanand Singh, for the Kahalgaon assembly seat. The Congress fielded Akhauri Onkar Nath from Gaya Town instead of Mohan Shrivastava, who is facing charges of rape. Sources said Shrivastava’s name was earlier cleared, but following objections by some senior leaders, he was dropped and replaced by another candidate.

Tomorrow is the last date for filing of nominations for the first phase of Bihar assembly polls, which will be held on October 28. Bihar assembly elections will be held in three phases on October 28, November 3 and 7, while the results will be out on November 10. The Congress will be contesting on 70 seats as part of the RJD-led grand alliance in Bihar.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, Check out latest IPO News, Best Performing IPOs, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Places of Worship Act impedes civilizational justice, must be struck down: J Sai Deepak
2Shiv Sena MLA: Want to put coronavirus in Devendra Fadnavis’ mouth
3After abusing Delhi cops, couple give absurd excuses: ‘Wife doesn’t let me wear mask,’ says man; woman complains of suffocation