Bihar Ex-Deputy CM Sushil Modi To File Nomination For RS By-Poll On Dec 2
Patna (Bihar) , December 2: Former deputy chief minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi will file his nomination as a National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate for the Rajya Sabha by-poll at the Commissioner office in Patna on Wednesday.
On this occasion, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Sanjay Jaiswal, Deputy chief ministers Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi and other ministers will be present along with Sushil Modi. Former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, VIP president and minister Mukesh Sahani along with other MLAs will be present at the venue.
The BJP said that all its ministers, MLAs, MLCs and party leaders will assemble in the party’s state office and proceed to the Commissioner office at 12.15 pm along with Sushil Modi for the nomination process.
Sushil Modi was chosen as a candidate for the Rajya Sabha seat which lies empty after the death of Lok Janshakti Party leader and former union minister Ram Vilas Paswan.
After Bihar assembly polls, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Shivanand Tiwari alleged that BJP did not give Modi a post in the state cabinet and cut him to size as he had become Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s associate. However, on November 27, Sushil Kumar Modi was named as BJP’s candidate for by-election to a Rajya Sabha seat from Bihar.
The election will be held on December 14, if Mahagathbandhan led by the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) decides to contest the same.
(Inputs from ANI)