Congress names Prem Chandra as nominee
Patna: The Congress on Sunday named Prem Chandra Mishra as its lone candidate for the biennial elections to the state legislative council scheduled on April 26.
"Congress president Rahul Gandhi has approved the candidature of Prem Chandra Mishra as Congress candidate for the biennial election," All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Mukul Wasnik said in a release. Mishra is a senior Bihar Congress leader and a familiar face on TV news channels."I am thankful to Congress president Rahul Gandhi ji for reposing faith in me by declaring my name for council polls," Mishra said. "There were several candidates but the party has nominated me for the lone seat. I would continue to work hard for the party," he added.
Tomorrow is the last date for filing nomination papers for the council polls which would be held on April 26 for 11 Council seats.
Prominent among those whose terms will end in May include Chief Minister and JD(U) national president Nitish Kumar, former CM Rabri Devi, Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi and state health minister Mangal Pandey.
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