Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) on Monday introduced its low profile prime office-bearer Anil Hegde because the candidate for the by-election to a Rajya Sabha seat which has been necessitated by the demise of multiple-term MP King Mahendra.
In response to an announcement issued by JD(U)) nationwide president Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan, the get together has “determined to subject Shri Anil Hegde as a candidate for the by-election to the council of states from Bihar, left vacant because of the premature demise of our get together MP Dr Mahendra Prasad”.
Hegde has for lengthy been the JD(U)’s nationwide election officer, chargeable for coordination between the get together and the Election Fee throughout meeting and parliamentary polls.
Identified to maintain a low profile, he has been carefully related to the Bihar chief minister, the get together’s de facto chief, for greater than 20 years.
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The final date for nomination for the by-election is Wednesday, and voting, if required, will happen on Could 30.
In addition to Hegde, others who had been alleged to be within the race had been the get together’s voluble nationwide secretary normal Okay C Tyagi, the deceased MP’s brother Bhola Sharma and one other nationwide secretary normal Afaque Ahmed Khan who has usually been credited with making JD(U) seen within the north-east.
Mahendra Prasad, higher generally known as “King Mahendra” in political and social circles, had died in December final yr on the ripe age of 81 years.
He was extensively considered one of many richest parliamentarians within the nation who made a humble starting as a faculty trainer however rose on the earth of pharmaceutical enterprise and got here to personal three firms.