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NDA releases Bihar candidate list for Lok Sabha polls



NDA releases Bihar candidate list for Lok Sabha polls

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) today (Saturday, March 23) announced the names of candidates for Lok Sabha seats in Bihar, in which Shatrughan Sinha has been replaced by Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

BJP national general secretary Bhupendra Yadav announced the names of NDA candidates from Bihar.

Ram Vilas Paswan is not contesting Lok Sabha polls but his son Chirag Paswan is contesting from Jamui. LJP leader Chandan Kumar will be contesting from Nawada. Nawada MP, Giriraj Singh is contesting from Begusarai.

Ram Kripal Yadav is contesting from Patliputra, RK Singh from Arrah, Aswani Choubey from Buxar, Radha Mohan Singh from East Champaran, Rajiv Pratap Rudy from Saran.

NDA list does not carry the name of candidate from Khagaria as LJP has not decided any candidate for the seat yet.

NDA full list of Bihar candidates for polls     

1) Valmikinagar: Vaidnath Mahto

2) West Champaran: Sanjay Jaiswal

3) East Champaran: Radha Mohan Singh

4) Purnea: Santosh Kumar Yadav

5) Sheohar: Rama Devi

6) Sitamarhi: Varun kumar, JDU

7) Muzaffarpur: Ajay Nishad

8) Madhubani: Ashok Kumar Yadav, BJP

9) Jhanjharpur: Ram Preet Mandal

10) Supaul: Kamat, JDU

11) Araria, Pradeep Singh, BJP

12) Kishan Ganj: Mahmood Ashraf, JDU

13) Katihar: Durl Chand Goswami

14) Darbhanga: Gopal Thakur

15) Gopalganj: Alok Kumar Suman, JDU

16) Siwan: Kavita Singh, JDU

17) Maharajganj: Janardan Singh, BJP

18) Saran: Rajiv Pradat Rudy, BJP

19) Hajipur: Pashupati Kumar Paras, LJP

20) Ujiarpur: Nityanand

21) Samastipur: Ramchandra Paswan, LJP

22) Begusarai: Giriraj Singh, BJP

23) Khagaria: To be announced by LJP seat

24) Bhagalpur: Ajay Kumar Mandal

25) Banka: Girdhari Lal

26) Munger: Rajiv Ranjan Singh, LJP

27) Nalanda: Kauslendra Kumar

28) Patna Sahib: Ravi Shankar Prasad

29) Patliputra: Ram Kripal yadav, BJP

30) Arrah: RK Singh, BJP

31) Buxar: Ashwini Kumar Chaubey, BJP

32) Sasaram: Chedi Paswaan, BJP

33) Karakad: Mahabali Singh, JDU

34) Jehanabad: Chandreshwar Prasad, JDU

35) Aurangabad: Sushil Kumar Singh

36) Gaya: Vijay Kumar Manjhi, JDU

37) Nawada: Chandan Kumar, LJP

38) Jamui: Chirag Paswan, LJP

39) Chapra: Rajiv Pratap Rudy

NDA comprises of three alliance partners and as per the seat sharing agreement BJP and JD (U) are contesting on 17 seats each while LJP is contesting on rest six seats.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

2024 Lok Sabha Elections

Voter turnout of 56.68% recorded till 5pm in 5th phase of Lok Sabha elections

Elections are being held in 49 constituencies across eight states and Union Territories in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections 2024.



A voter turnout of 56.68 % was recorded in phase 5 till 5 pm as per the Election Commission’s Voter Turnout App, with the highest voting percentage in West Bengal (73 %) and the lowest in Maharashtra (48.66 %). Lok Sabha elections are taking place in 49 constituencies across 8 states and Union Territories in the 5th phase of Lok Sabha elections 2024.

Voter turnout of 56.68% was recorded till 5pm. The breakup is as follows: J&K: 54.21%, Bihar: 52.35%, Ladakh: 67.15%, Jharkhand: 61.90%, Maharashtra: 48.66%, UP: 55.80%, Odisha: 60.55% and West Bengal: 73%. The fate of 4 Union ministers, including Rajnath Singh and Smriti Irani, as well as Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will be decided in the ongoing Lok Sabha election. Former UP CM Mayawati, BJP’s Rae Bareli candidate Dinesh Pratep Singh, Smriti Irani were among the early voters today who cast their vote in the morning.

 The Lucknow East Lok Sabha seat will also hold a bypoll on the same day. The Lok Sabha seats which are participating in this phase include Rae Bareli, Mohanlalganj, Jalaun (SC), Amethi, Hamirpur, Jhansi, Banda, Kaushambi (SC), Fatehpur, Faizabad, Barabanki (SC), Gonda  and Kaisarganj. The candidates also include and minister of state of consumer affairs Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti (Fatehpur) and minister of state for housing and urban affairs Kaushal Kishor (Mohanlalganj). Rahul Gandhi is contesting from Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat which was previously held by his mother and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

 The total number of voters expected to cast their vote in this phase is over 2.68 crore voters, with 144 candidates looking for their support. 11 BJP incumbent Lok Sabha MPs are contesting in this phase, while nominating new candidates in Kaisarganj and Barabanki (SC) Lok Sabha seats.

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AAP leader Sanjay Singh accuses BJP of planning an attack on Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

The AAP leader accused PM Modi and the BJP of being immersed in hatred so much that they are conspiring to kill the Delhi Chief Minister. He added that the Prime Minister Office, BJP and PM Modi will be responsible if anything happens to Kejriwal.



Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh on Monday accused BJP of planning an attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Singh was addressing a press conference in New Delhi where he said the BJP has been in a state of panic ever since Arvind Kejriwal came out of jail.

He said BJP is now plotting to launch a deadly attack on Arvind Kejriwal. This conspiracy is being conducted directly from the Prime Minister’s Office. A threat of attack on Kejriwal ji has been written at Rajiv Chowk and Patel Nagar Metro stations.

The AAP leader accused PM Modi and the BJP of being immersed in hatred so much that they are conspiring to kill the Delhi Chief Minister. He added that the Prime Minister Office, BJP and PM Modi will be responsible if anything happens to Kejriwal. He pointed out that Kejriwal had not been given insulin for 23 days when he was in judicial custody in Tihar jail.

Singh said a 3 time elected chief minister is being openly threatened with attacks and murder, and nobody is saying anything. He said AAP leaders are writing letters to the Election Commission and if Kejiriwal gets a scratch, the PMO, BJP and PM Modi will be held responsible.

The Supreme Court has given interim bail to the Aam Aadmi Party supremo till June 1 ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in New Delhi. But according to the terms of his bail, the Delhi chief minister cannot make any comments about his role in the Delhi liquor scam case.

 Kejriwal has spent over 50 days in Tihar Jail and the Enforcement Directorate arrested him in an excise policy case on March 21, days after the election schedule for the general elections was announced. The bail is applicable until June 1 and Kejriwal has to surrender to authorities on June 2.

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2024 Lok Sabha Elections

36.73% voter turnout recorded till 1 pm in 5th phase of the Lok Sabha elections

36.73% voter turnout recorded till 1 pm in 8 states and UTs; Maharashtra continues to put up a poor show



Voter turnout at 1 pm was recorded at 36.73% for the 5th phase of the Lok Sabha elections. As this unfolds, significant political showdowns are set to take place across eight states and union territories. Bihar: 34.62%, Jharkhand: 41.89%, Jammu and Kashmir: 34.79%, Maharashtra 27.78%, Ladakh: 52.01%, Uttar Pradesh 39.55%, Odisha 35.31%, West Bengal: 48.41%

Voters in 49 Lok Sabha seats will decide the fate of 695 candidates, with many high-stakes contests featuring political dynasties and senior leaders striving to retain their influence. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is contesting from Raebareli, a seat held by his mother, Sonia Gandhi, since 2004. He is also contesting the election from Wayanad in Kerala. After losing Amethi to Union Minister Smriti Irani in 2019, the Congress has fielded dedicated worker KL Sharma to challenge Irani this time.

Rohini Acharya, daughter of former Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, makes her political debut from Saran Lok Sabha seat. Chirag Paswan of the LJP (Ram Vilas) aims to retain the legacy of his late father, Ram Vilas Paswan from Hajipur Lok Sabha seat.

13 out of 48 parliamentary seats in Maharashtra are undergoing elections including high-profile candidates: Dindori: Union Minister Bharati Pravin Pawar (BJP) vs. Bhaskar Bhagare (NCP). Dhule: BJP’s Subhash Ramrao Bhamre vs. Congress’s Shobha Dinesh Bachhav.

Palghar: Hemant Vishnu Savara (BJP) vs. Bharti Kamadi (Shiv Sena UBT). Nashik: Rajabhau Waje (Shiv Sena UBT) vs. Godse Hemant Tukaram (Shiv Sena). This election phase will also serve as a crucial battleground for the factions of Shiv Sena to measure their support among voters.

In Ladakh, an independent candidate is posing a significant challenge to both BJP and Congress contenders. Simultaneous assembly and Lok Sabha polls are taking place in Odisha with the fifth phase, covering 5 Lok Sabha seats and 35 assembly constituencies. Voters in 3 parliamentary Lok Sabha seats — Chatra, Koderma, and Hazaribagh—will cast their votes in this phase.

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