"In view of Modi's request, I have decided I will not contest as an Independent candidate from Buxar," Choubey told mediapersons here.

Choubey, who was upset after being denied a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket for the polls, had filed his nomination papers as an Independent candidate.

"I will withdraw my nomination papers following Modi's request," he said.

Choubey said Modi telephoned him three to four times and persuaded him not to contest as an Independent. The BJP has fielded Ashwini Kumar Chaubey, who hails from Bhagalpur, from the Buxar constituency.

Lal Muni Choubey also said he was hurt by the way the party was treating its stalwarts like LK Advani and Jaswant Singh.

"I cannot tolerate humiliation of Vajpayee, Advani and Jaswant in the party," he said.


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