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Business News/ Elections / Lok Sabha elections 2024: Congress fields BJP turncoat Ajay Nishad from Bihar's Muzaffarpur
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Lok Sabha elections 2024: Congress fields BJP turncoat Ajay Nishad from Bihar's Muzaffarpur

The Congress has named candidates for five constituencies in Bihar and two in Punjab.

Lok Sabha MP Ajay Nishad joined Congress party in the presence of senior party leader Pawan Khera on April 2, 2024 (PTI)Premium
Lok Sabha MP Ajay Nishad joined Congress party in the presence of senior party leader Pawan Khera on April 2, 2024 (PTI)

Lok Sabha elections 2024: The Congress has fielded BJP turncoat Ajay Nishad from Bihar's Muzaffarpur Lok Sabha constituency. 

Ajay, a two-term MP from Muzaffarpur seat, joined the Congress after the Bharatiya Janata Party dropped him and fielded a former close aide of Vikassheel Insan Party head Mukesh Sahni, Raj Bhushan Chaudhary, who was the defeated candidate in 2019.

In its latest list for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress has named candidates for five constituencies in Bihar and two in Punjab.  Congress' Bihar unit president Akhilesh Prasad Singh's son Akash is in fray from Maharajganj. 

He had made an unsuccessful debut five years ago from Purbi Champaran on a ticket of Rashtriya Lok Samata Party of former Union minister Upendra Kushwaha. Kushwaha was then with the 'Mahagathbandhan' but is now back in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Bihar minister and JD (U) leader Maheshwar Hazari's son Sunny will contest the reserved Samastipur seat on a Congress ticket against Shambhavi Choudhary of LJP.  Shambhavi is the daughter of minister and JD(U)leader Ashok Choudhary.

Sunny and Shambhavi are making their poll debut.

From BJP's bastion of Pashchim Champaran, the Congress has fielded ex-MLA Madan Mohan Tiwari. BJP's former state president Sanjay Jaiswal is seeking re-election for a fourth consecutive term from this constituency. 

Among the nine seats Congress is contesting in Bihar under the INDIA bloc, the party had earlier announced candidates for Kishanganj, Katihar and Bhagalpur, all of which will go to polls in the second phase on April 26.

Here's the full list of candidates announced by Congress' today: 

Bihar

Paschim Champaran - Madan Mohan Tiwari

Muzaffarpur - Ajay Nishad

Maharajganj - Akash Prasad Singh

Samastipur (SC) - Sunny Hazari

Sasaram (SC) - Manoj Kumar

Punjab

Hoshiarpur (SC) Yamini Gomar

Faridkot (SC) - Amarjit Kaur Sahoke

(With PTI inputs)

 

 

 

 

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Published: 22 Apr 2024, 10:22 PM IST
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