Paswan rules out being in race for chief ministerial candidate in Bihar

By Abha Manakatala - Sun Aug 23, 7:45 pm

paswan-490Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan has ruled out his being in the race for NDA’s chief ministerial candidate in Bihar which is heading for Assembly elections, saying he would like to remain in the national politics.

He said this in reaction to the comments of actor-turned-BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha that Paswan would make a better chief ministerial candidate for NDA in Bihar.

Paswan reportedly said, “I would like to thank Shatrughan Sinhaji. He is our well-wisher from the beginning. We are like brothers. But, I have already said that I will remain in national politics and not go to the state.”

NDA is unlikely to announce any chief ministerial candidate ahead of elections and that the Chief Minister, in the event of an NDA victory, would be elected only after the polls, added Paswan.

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