Patna: Union food and consumer welfare minister Ram Vilas Paswan filed his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha on Friday. He is an NDA candidate.
#WATCH Bihar: Reporters covering Union Minister & LJP chief, Ram Vilas Paswan's filing of nomination for Rajya Sabha as an NDA candidate, at Bihar Legislative Assembly, forced out of Returning Officer's room by security personnel after CM objected to them leaning on the officer. pic.twitter.com/DB93lwVdBL
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Paswan did not contest the Lok Sabha election from his traditional constituency Hajipur, from where his younger brother Pashupati Kumar Paras was elected.
However, today Paswan filed his papers before the returning officer, BD Pande, secretary of Bihar Assembly.
Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar and BJP State president Nityanand Rai were present on the occasion.
This election was necessitated by the resignation of the Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad who was elected to the Lok Sabha last month from Patna Sahib.