Patna, April 26 (IANS) Two high-profile Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders — Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Raj Kumar Singh — on Friday filed their nomination papers from Bihar.
While Prasad filed his nomination papers from Patna Sahib constituency, Singh did the same from Ara constituency in the state.
Prasad, a Rajya Sabha member, was accompanied by senior party leaders while filing his nomination papers.
Prasad replaces actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha as the BJP nominee for the seat. Sinha had contested from this seat in 2014 general elections.
Sinha will, however, be contesting again from the Patna Sahib constituency but on a Congress ticket. He switched loyalties recently.
Before filing nomination, Prasad held a big meeting here. Among the attendees was Yoga Guru Baba Ramdeo, who blessed him.
This is first time that Prasad is contesting the Lok Sabha polls.
Singh filed nomination papers from Ara with much fanfare. He was accompanied by various BJP leaders and a large number of supporters.