Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) Chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday filed his nomination for Rajya Sabha as an NDA nominee from Bihar. Chief Minister and JD-U Chief Nitish Kumar, who is an also a part of the BJP-led NDA, was present with Lok Janshakti Party President Ram Vilas Paswan when he filed his nomination papers before the Returning Officer.
In the recently held national polls, LJP as a part of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) won all 6 contested Lok Sabha Seats. LJP President Ram Vilas Paswan did not contest the mega polls as was promised a seat in Rajya Sabha.
The Rajya Sabha seat in Bihar fell vacant after the election of Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to the 17th Lok Sabha. Following which he tendered his resignation from the seat making way for Paswan.
In the recently held national polls, LJP as a part of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) won all 6 contested Lok Sabha Seats. LJP President Ram Vilas Paswan did not contest the mega polls. Under the pre-poll pact, Ram Vilas Paswan was offered a Rajya Sabha berth. He has also bee inducted in Narendra Modi’s Cabinet and has been given the portfolio of Consumer Affairs
While Ram Vilas Paswan’s brother Ramchandra Paswan won Samastipur Lok Sabha Seat. Chirag Paswan, son of party boss Ram Vilas Paswan won the mega battle from Jamui reserved Lok Sabha seat for the second term.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Alliance in the state swept polls by bagging 39 Seats out of the 40 Lok Sabha Seats. RJD who led the opposition alliance comprising Congress, RLSP, Jitan Ram Manjhi‘s HAM, among others faced a humiliating defeat in the national polls concluded on May 23.
The UPA – the five-party alliance – could only win a single seat in the state.