|Rediff India Abroad Home | All the sections|
Paswan releases first list of 43 candidates
September 29, 2005 13:15 IST
A day after arriving at a seat-sharing accord with the Communist Party of India, Forward Bloc and the Revolutionary Socialist Party, Lok Janshakti Party president Ramvilas Paswan released the first list of his party's candidates on Thursday for 43 of the 61 assembly constituencies going to poll in the first phase in Bihar on October 18.
Releasing the list of LJP candidates, Paswan said his party would contest from around 200 seats leaving 37 and 3 for its electoral allies -- CPI and Forward Bloc.
"RSP has not decided the number of seats it wants to contest but we will discuss the issue with an open mind to spare seats for the party," Paswan said. Of the 61 seats going to poll in the first phase, the LJP would put up its candidates from 49.
"We will let you know the names of candidates for the remaining six seats the LJP will be contesting by this evening".
Names of eight muslim candidates, as many Yadavas and scheduled castes, four Rajputs, five Bhumihars, besides five women and six extremely backward candidates figure in the first list of 43 candidates.