Lok Sabha Polls 2019: Making electoral debut, Ravi Shankar Prasad files nomination for Patna Sahib Seat

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Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party nominee from Patna Sahib Lok Sabha Seat Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday file nomination on Friday. Ahead of filing nominations, Ravi Shankar Prasad held a roadshow in Patna Sahib from he is contesting the mega battle of ballots.

Ravi Shankar Prasad in a run-up to the national elections will take on Congress nominee Shatrughan Sinha. Prasad has been named by BJP replacing its two-time sitting MP Shatrughan Sinha who has been lately become a strong critic of Bharatiya Janata Party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Sinha had on April 6 joined Indian National Congress after meeting with Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

Congress later named Sinha from the Patna Sahib Lok Sabha Seat.

In 2014 National elections, contesting on BJP Ticket amidst heavy ‘Modi’ wave, Shatrughan Sinha bagged the Patna Sahib Lok Sabha Seat with a margin over 2.5 lakh votes by defeating Congress Candidate Kunal Singh. While In the 2009 national elections, Sinha defeated RJD‘s Vijay Kumar with a margin of over 1.5 Lakh votes.

BJP Nominee Ravi Shankar Prasad, a two-time Rajya Sabha MP, is making his electoral debut. Prasad has been a member of the BJP’s National Executive since 1995.

Bharatiya Janata Party in a run-up to the national elections has forged an alliance with JD(U) and LJP in Bihar. The NDA is taking on the RJD-led Alliance of which Congress, RLSP is a part among others.

General Elections have already begun and would spread on Seven Phases starting from April 11 to May 19. Election Commission had on March 10 declared schedule for General Elections 2019.

Results for the crucial Lok Sabha Polls will be announced on May 23 four days after the 7th phase of voting. Bihar’s 40 parliamentary seats will go to polls in seven phases starting from April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19.

Voting for Phase-IV is slated for April 29. Patna Sahib Lok Sabha Seat will go to polls on May 19, while April 29 is the last date to file nomination.

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