RJD declares 20 candidates for 5th phase

RJD released its list of 20 candidates on Monday for constituencies going to poll in the fifth phase in Bihar on November nine.

Last Updated: Oct 11, 2010, 17:57 PM IST

Patna: RJD released its list of 20 candidates on Monday for constituencies going to poll in the fifth phase in Bihar on November nine, retaining sitting MLAs Surendra Prasad Yadav and Kunti Devi.

RJD Secretary General Ramkripal Yadav and spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed Khan declared the names of the candidates at a press conference. The party has fielded Surendra Yadav from Belaganj and Kunti Devi from Atri, besides former state ministers Suresh Paswan from Agiyawan), Raghvendra Pratap Singh from Barhara and Rajballabh Prasad from Nawada.
Vijay Krishna, a former MP who recently crossed over to RJD from ruling JD(U), will be the party`s nominee from Barh. Krishna has been chargesheeted in a murder case. The party has already fielded 125 candidates for the first four phases of polls.

Under the seat-sharing arrangement, RJD is contesting from 168 assembly seats, leaving rest 75 for its electoral ally - LJP of Ramvilas Paswan.

PTI