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BJP likely to replace Shatrughan Sinha with Ravi Shankar Prasad for Patna Sahib: Sources

The BJP is set to drop sitting MP from Patna Sahib Shatrughan Sinha and he is likely to be replaced by Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, according to a report in PTI.

india Updated: Mar 17, 2019 11:23 IST
Press Trust of India
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Shatrughan Sinha,Ravi Shankar Prasad,Patna Sahib
BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha(PTI file photo)

The BJP is set to drop sitting MP from Patna Sahib Shatrughan Sinha and he is likely to be replaced by Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, sources said Saturday.

Prasad’s name was discussed in the BJP’s central election committee here which was attended by party chief Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Shatrughan Sinha has been critical of the party’s top leadership on several occasions in the past.

Deliberations continued till late in the night and the name of Rajya Sabha MP R K Sinha was also discussed for the Patna Sahib seat.

The meeting was also attended by other senior leaders, Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi and party’s Bihar unit chief Nityanand Rai.

(The story has been published from a wire feed without any modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: Mar 17, 2019 10:20 IST