Most of them have submitted their colorful bio-data to different political parties to contest the five phased elections starting from October 12. Long queue were seen outside the official bungalows of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, RJD chief Lalu Prasad and BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi in high security zone here and party offices of RJD, JD-U, BJP on the busy Birchand Patel Marg.

The maximum number people seems to be interested in the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP), Hindustan Awami Morcha (HAM) and grand alliance of Janata Dal-United (JD-U), Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress.

According to officials of parties, more than 7,000 aspirants have already submitted their particulars to the ruling JD-U and nearly 8,000 to its ally RJD and nearly 3,000 to Congress. But the opposition BJP topped the list with over 10,000 aspirants and its alliance partners LJP by 4,000, 3,000 for RLSP and nearly 2,000 for HAM.

Samajwadi Party state unit president Ram Chander Singh said more than 2,000 aspirants have submitted bio data to contest polls. The SP has announced to contest from all 243 assembly seats.

He is sure to to impress party Lalu for the ticket. Nitish Kumar and former chief minister Lalu Prasad, who joined hands to defeat the BJP, spent hours at their bungalows to meet aspirants for the past one week.

"All aspirants want to meet Nitish and Lalu, but it is not possible," a grand alliance leader said.

 

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