Congress fields Shekhar Suman from Patna Sahib

Congress fields Shekhar Suman from Patna Sahib
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First Published: Mon, Apr 06 2009. 11 21 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Apr 06 2009. 11 21 PM IST
New Delhi: The Congress party on Monday announced that noted television personality Shekhar Suman will contest the Lok Sabha polls against Bollywood actor Shatrughan Sinha of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from Patna Sahib constituency in Bihar.
“Shekhar Suman will be contesting from Patna Sahib. His joining the Congress will strengthen the party in the state,” Bihar Congress Committee chief Anil Sharma said while announcing Suman’s candidature at the party office in national Capital. Talking to media persons, Suman said the electoral battle would be a “fight between ideologies”.
The Rashtriya Janata Dal had earlier decided not to field any candidate against Sinha.
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First Published: Mon, Apr 06 2009. 11 21 PM IST