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Patna, Jan 23 (IANS) Bihar’s ruling Janata Dal (United) will not renominate its three MPs in the biennial elections to five Rajya Sabha seats from the state to be held Feb 7 and has decided to field new faces this time, party sources said Thursday.
A senior JD-U leader close to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said the party will not renominate its three retiring MPs.
“The JD-U has decided to field new faces to the Rajya Sabha,” the JD-U leader said.
According to party leaders, the three retiring JD(U) Rajya Sabha MPs — N.K. Singh, Shivanand Tiwari and Sabir Ali — have instead been offered an opportunity to contest the Lok Sabha polls.
“Singh was offered nomination on the Banka Lok Sabha seat, Tiwari on Buxar seat and Ali from Sheohar,” a JD-U leader said.
JD-U president Sharad Yadav is arriving here Thursday night and he is likely to formally announce the party decision.
Three of these five seats are with the JD-U while one each is with RJD and BJP.
However, now the RJD in not in position to re-elect any member as it has only 22 MLAs. Consequently, the JD-U and BJP are likely to win three and two seats, respectively.