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Bihar polls: 175 file papers for first phase

Around 175 candidates filed their nominations on the last day of filing papers for 61 assembly constituencies.

india Updated: Oct 08, 2005 02:37 IST

Around 175 candidates, including Ramjatan Sinha, former Bihar Congress Chief who resigned from the party and joined LJP, filed their nominations on the last day of filing papers on Friday for 61 assembly constituencies going to the polls in the first phase in Bihar on October 18.

State election office sourcesin Patnasaid Sinha submitted his papers for Makhdumpur assembly constituency after LJP President Ramvilas Paswan rewarded him with a party ticket.

Sinha, who is not not on good terms with RJD supremo Lal Prasad, had on Thursday resigned from primary membership of the Congress following denial of a party ticket from Makhdumpur where he had emerged victorious thrice.

JD(U) leader Bhagwan Singh Kushwaha, who filed his nomination for Jagdishpur seat, was among others who also submitted their papers.

The scrutiny of papers filed by the candidates for the constituencies going to first phase of poll would be doneon Saturdayand October 3 is the last date for withdrawals of nominations.

Meanwhile, 11 candidates, including JD (U) nominee Shashi Kumar Rai submitted their papers on the third day of filing of nominations for the 69 constituencies going to poll in the second phase in the state on October 26. Rai filed his papers for Baruraj seat in Muzaffarpur district.

First Published: Sep 30, 2005 21:56 IST