Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and all the other candidates, summing up to 11 candidates are all set to get elected unopposed on Thursday to the Bihar Legislative Council, officials said.
Nitish, Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi and also former chief minister Rabri Devi and eight others had filed nominations for the 26 April Bihar Legislative Council polls.
They are very likely to get elected unopposed on Thursday afternoon at the end of the deadline for the nomination withdrawal, officials said.
“The formal announcement of their unopposed elections to Bihar Legislative Council would be made at 3 pm. The scrutiny of nomination papers was over two days ago, and there are eleven candidates for eleven seats. There is no possibility of polls,” said an official of the Election Commission.
Nitish Kumar, who is also the president of the Janata Dal(United) and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi, a senior member of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, filed all the nomination papers last Monday for the Bihar Legislative Council polls.
Health Minister Mangal Pandey, along with other three ruling and one Opposition candidate, also filed his their nomination on the last day for filing nominations.
Other people who filed their papers also include BJP leader and former Union minister Sanjay Paswan, and JD(U)’s Rameshwar Mahto and Khalid Anwar.
Opposition Congress leader Prem Chand Mishra also filed their nomination papers on Monday after his party, which is a part of the Rashtriya Janata Dal-led grand alliance along with the Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM), announced his name on Sunday.
On Saturday itself former Rabri Devi, Santosh Manjhi, son of another former Chief Minister and HAM chief Jitan Ram Manjhi, RJD state president Ram Chander Purve and Mohsin Qadir filed their nomination papers here.
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