Patna, Aug 16: BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday announced names of nine candidates from Bihar for the next Lok Sabha elections.
The names were announced at a meeting between Mayawati and the party's Bihar unit leaders, a BSP release said here.
The nine candidates are Masihuddin (Nawada), Dev Kishore Rai (Nalanda), Nilofur Nahid (Banka), Bindeshwar Ram (Samastipur), Premkant Jha (Madhubani), Indal Singh Naveen (Sitamarhi), Vishwambhar Nath Giri (Motihari), Paras Nath Pathak (Siwan) and Harendra Kumar Patel (Pataliputra).
The candidates were also appointed coordinators of the party in their respective parliamentary constituencies, the release signed by state BSP secretary Gautam Prasd Kharwar, said.
BSP general secretary in-charge of Bihar Gandhi Azad, MP, state BSP president Baban Singh Kushwaha, vice-president Sanjay Kumar Mandal, general secretary Rajesh Tyagi and former Uttar Pradesh minister Rajendra Kumar were present, the release said.