Patna: Contest appears to be on the cards
during Rajya Sabha elections for six seats in Bihar with an
independent candidate claiming support of RJD-LJP and Congress
MLAs entering the fray along with four JD(U) leaders and two
from the BJP.
State JD(U) president Bashishtha Narayan Singh, its
senior leaders Ali Anwar Ansari, Mahendra Prasad and Anil
Kumar Sahni, besides BJP general secretaries Dharmendra
Pradhan and Ravi Shankar Prasad submitted their nominations to
the returning officer-cum-secretary of Bihar Legislative
Assembly Laxmi Kant Jha.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, his deputy SK Modi and a
host of their Cabinet colleagues and senior party leaders were
Hours after filing of nomination by the six official
nominees (JD-U`s 4 and BJP`s 2), independent candidate Ahmed
Ashfa Karim went to the returning officer and submitted his
Later talking to reporters, Karim claimed that he has
support of all opposition MLAs, including those from Congress
and LJP-RJD combine.
He said he also enjoys support of MLAs from ruling
BJP and JD(U) who pledge support for secular forces.