PATNA — Nine candidates – 3 each from the ruling JD(U) and the main opposition RJD, 2 from BJP and 1 from Congress – were elected unopposed to the Bihar Legislative Council on Monday.
They had filed nomination papers on Thursday. Their victory was declared after passage of the deadline for filing nomination papers today.
JD-U’s newly-elected MLCs are Prof. Ghulam Gaus, Kumud Verma and Bhishma Sahni while RJD’s are businessman Farukh Shaikh, BISCOMAUN Chairman Sunil Singh and Prof. Ram Bali Chandravanshi. BJP had field Sanjay Mayukh and Samrat Chaudhary. Congress had fielded its acting state president Samir Kumar Singh. It had announced to field former MP and party leader Tarique Anwar but could not proceed with his name on technical ground.
Last week, 5 out of 8 Legislative Council Members of RJD had formed a new group and joined the ruling party. Couple of days back, former MLC of JD-U Jawed Iqbal Ansari had joined the RJD.
In the 75-member house, around two dozen seats in different categories are still vacant.