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Nitish to be MLC, instead of MLA

Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | January 25, 2006 13:40 IST

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will not contest the assembly polls to becomea legislator, instead he will enter the state assembly as a Member of Legislative Council. It is obligatory for Nitish, who is not a member of the House, to be a member of either the State Assembly or theLegislative Council within a period of six months after becoming chief minister on November 24, 2005.

Nitish,who hascompleted two months in office on Tuesday, is a member of Parliament from Nalanda parliamentary seat in Bihar.

It was expectedthat he will contestassembly polls fromany of the eight assembly constituencies in his home district of Nalanda. But Janata Dal-United parliamentary party leaderSharad Yadav disclosed thatNitish will enter the Legislative Council.

"Nitish is the CM of the entire state and he should not get tagged to any particular constituency. Contesting election is a tough task and Nitish should not take time off his hectic work of running the government," said Yadav.

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