The ruling Janata Dal (United)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine named their separate candidates on Sunday for the Bihar Legislative Council (MLC) elections scheduled to be held on May 6. While JD(U) named CM Nitish Kumar among its candidates, the BJP's list of candidates included deputy CM Sushil Modi's name.
Health Minister Mangal Pandey and Sanjay Paswan, a former Union were the other two BJP candidates announced for MLC polls.
The opposition Congress -- part of the Rashtriya Janata Dal-led Grand Alliance along with Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) -- also announced the name of Prem Chandra Mishra.
Last week, the RJD announced the names of former Chief Minister Rabri Devi, Santosh Manjhi, son of another former Chief Minister and HAM chief Jitan Ram Manjhi, RJD state President Ram Chander Purve and Mohsin Qadir.
While the terms of 10 sitting members will end on May 6, one seat fell vacant when Narendra Singh was disqualified on January 6, 2016, ahead of the end of his term on May 6.
Nitish Kumar, Sushil Kumar Modi, Rabri Devi and Mangal Pandey are among those whose terms will end on May 6.
(With inputs from IANS)