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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Ravi Shankar Prasad files nomination

Addressing a public meeting after filing his nomination for the Ara Lok Sabha seat, union minister R K Singh said that the Lok Sabha elections will decide the fate of country.

lok sabha elections Updated: Apr 27, 2019 14:26 IST
HT Correspondent
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Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi attacked Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, saying that they shied away from contesting against BJP candidates.(HT Photo)

Several NDA heavyweights filed their nominations for the seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections on Friday. Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who is contesting from Patna Sahib, filed his nomination, accompanied by a large cavalcade of supporters. Other prominent candidates who filed their nomination papers on Friday included BJP’S RK Singh (Ara) and Ashwini Choubey (Buxar) and JD-U’S Chandeshwar Chandravanshi (Jehanabad).

Prasad’s filing was also a platform for BJP to put on a show of strength. Accompanied by leaders and supporters from allies JD(U) and LJP, a fleet of vehicles and motorcyles brought the state capital to a standstill, causing much inconvenience to commuters.

“I am a common soldier of the party and need your blessings. All government projects will have their shadow in Patna as well. I will ask Congress what they have done for the first President of India Dr Rajendra Prasad,” Prasad said.

“Your present MP has left the party after getting love and affection of party workers and betrayed the party’s faith.”

Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi attacked Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, saying that they shied away from contesting against BJP candidates.“Priyanka Gandhi, after days of suspense, announced she would not contest and Rahul Gandhi, facing defeat from Amethi, fled to Kerala.”

Addressing a public meeting after filing his nomination for the Ara Lok Sabha seat, union minister R K Singh said that the Lok Sabha elections will decide the fate of country.

“Rahul Gandhi is still immature. The regime of Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati in UP was known for corruption. Earlier, the country faced deficiency of power but now there is surplus production. At present, the country has a strong leadership. The central government works for poor. Till 2022, every poor in country will have their own house,” said Singh.

First Published: Apr 27, 2019 14:26 IST