Patna: Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad filed his nomination from the Patna Sahib constituency on Friday.
Patna Sahib constituency is important in Bihar as it is situated right in the heart of the state capital.
Bihar: Union Minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad files nomination from Patna Sahib constituency. pic.twitter.com/7mkixTmdoe
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Former BJP leader and actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha was the winner from the seat in 2009 and 2014 but joined the Congress party in 2019 after differences arose between him and the party leadership.
Ravi Shankar Prasad will have to face Shatrughan who is fighting on Congress ticket this time.
Lok Sabha election 2019, general election 2019, India election 2019
Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) are fighting the Lok Sabha elections in a grand coalition.
Elections in Bihar were held in three phases and will continue to be held in the remaining four phases on April 29, May 6, 12 and 19. The counting of votes will begin on May 23.