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Bihar mahagathbandhan announces full seat distribution, candidates for 32 seats

Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi will contest Gaya, while Congress leader Tariq Anwar will contest from Katihar.   

Bihar mahagathbandhan announces full seat distribution, candidates for 32 seats
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav along with HAM Chief Jitan Ram Manjhi and others pose for a group photograph after the announcement of Grand alliance's candidate list for upcoming Lok Sabha election in Patna on Friday (ANI photo)

Bihar mahagathbandhan released the names of 32 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha election 2019. As per the seat-sharing deal, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) will contest on 19 seats, Congress on nine seats, Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) on five seats, Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) (HAM-S) and Vikasshil Insan Party (VIP) on three seats each and Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) Liberation on 1 seat. Congress gets Patna Sahib, where Shatrughan Sinha is sitting the MP.  

Loktantrik Janata Dal chief Sharad Yadav will contest from Madhepura while Chandrika Prasad Rai, father-in-law of Lalu Prasad's elder son Tej Pratap, has been fielded from Saran constituency. The party once again fielded Sarfraz Alam from Araria and Misa Bharti from Pataliputra, which she lost to RJD rebel leader Ram Kripal Yadav in 2014. 

Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi will contest Gaya, while Congress leader Tariq Anwar will contest from Katihar. Congress candidate Meira Kumar, the first woman Speaker of Lok Sabha, will contest from Sasaram. 

RJD will contest on Bhagalpur, Banka, Madhepura, Darbhanga, Vaishali, Gopalganj, Siwan, Maharajganj, Saran, Hajipur, Begusarai, Pataliputra, Jahanabad, Sitamarhi, Buxar, Nawada, Jhanjharpur, Araria and Sheohar.

 

Congress will contest from Kishanganj, Katihar, Purnia, Samastipur, Munger, Patna Sahib, Sasaram, Valmiki Nagar and Supaul.

RLSP will field candidates from Paschim Champaran, Purvi Champaran, Ujiarpur, Karakat and Jamui seats. 

HAM(S) will contest on Nalanda, Aurangabad and Gaya seats, while VIP from Madhubani, Muzaffarpur and Khagaria. 

CPI(ML), which was given one seat from the RJD quota, will contest from Arrah.

RJD Candidates: 

Bhagalpur - Bulo Mandal
Banka - Jai Prakash Narayan Yadav
Madhepura - Sharad Yadav
Darbhanga - Abdul Bari Siddiqui
Vaishali - Raghuvansh Prasad Singh
Gopalganj - Surendra Ram alias Mahant
Siwan - Hina Saheb
Maharajganj - Randhir Singh
Saran - Chandrika Rai
Hajipur - Shivchandra Ram
Begusarai - Mohammad Tanveer Hasan
Pataliputra - Misa Bharti
Jahanabad - Surendra Yadav
Sitamarhi - Arjun Rai
Buxar - Jagdanand Singh
Nawada - Vibha Devi
Jhanjharpur - Gulab Yadav
Araria - Sarfaraz Alam

Congress Candidates
Kishanganj: Mohammad Javed
Katihar: Tariq Anwar
Purnia: Uday (Pappu) Singh
Supaul: Ranjeet Ranjan
Samastipur: Ashok Kumar
Munger: Neelam Devi
Sasaram: Meira Kumar
Valmiki Nagar: (To be announced later)
Patna Sahib: (To be announced later)

 

HAM(S) Candidates
Nalanda: Ashok Kumar Azad Chandervanshi
Aurangabad: Upendra Prasad
Gaya: Jitan Ram Manjhi
 

VIP Candidates
Muzaffarpur: Dr Rajbhusan Chourdhary Nishad
Khagaria: Mukesh Sahni
Madhubani: (To be announced later)

RSLP Candidate
Jamui: Bhudev Choudhary

CPI(ML) Candidate
Arrah: Raju Singh