Bihar announces list of candidates Lok Sabha Seats, RJD mahagathbandhan released candidates list for phases 3, phases 7. Tejashwi Yadav, RJD said “RJD to contest on 19 seats including Bhagalpur, Banka, Madhyapura, and Darbhanga. RLSP to contest on 5 seats, Congress to contest on 9 seats including Patna Saheb”.
Among the list name Misa Bharti, eldest daughter of RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Rajya Sabha member figured from Patliputra seat. Earlier, party MLA and spokesperson Bhai Birendra’s name too was doing rounds for the seat.
Tejashwi also claimed that the Congress, which was represented at the press conference by former MLC Narendra Kumar Singh, had cleared the names of some of its candidates, which included sitting MP from Supaul Ranjeet Ranjan and former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar who would try her luck from Sasaram.
Yadav also said his party would contest the Darbhanga seat, which has emerged as a bone of contention between the RJD and the Congress with the latter insisting on having the seat as it wanted to field sitting MP Kirti Azad, who had recently joined the party after quitting the BJP.