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Shatrughan Sinha's Son Luv Seeks Blessings For Bihar Elections; Sonakshi Extends Support

Congress has chosen Shatrughan Sinha's son Luv Sinha to contest from Bankipur seat in Patna. Luv Sinha pens message on his Instagram handle. Read here —

Luv Sinha

The Congress party on Thursday released its second list of 49 candidates for the Bihar Assembly elections, fielding Shatrughan Sinha's son Luv Sinha from Bankipur. Luv on Friday took to his Instagram handle and shared a beautiful picture of him seeking blessings from mother Poonam Sinha. He wrote, "Election 2020: No step should be taken without taking mother's blessings."

"The learning I got from my father since childhood, and the experience that I gained, every election I took, was probably for today. I am thankful to @incindia and every senior leader of Mahagathbandhan who thought me fit for this responsibility, I am here to serve Bihar and Bankipur, I pray for your cooperation and support. Jai Bihar, Jai Hind," Luv further wrote.

Sharing brother's post, Sonakshi Sinha on her Instagram story wrote, "All the best bade bhaiya. We need more young people and more importantly good people to step forward for our country. Hope this is the beginning of a great journey for you." [sic]



चुनाव २०२० : माँ का आशीर्वाद लिए बिना कोई कदम नहीं लेना चाहिए । बचपन से अपने पिताजी से जो सीखने को मिला, और जो अनुभव प्राप्त किया हर चुनाव मैं महनत करके, शायद वो आज के लिए ही था। मैं @incindia और महागठबँधन के प्रत्येक वरिष्ठ नेता का आभारी हूँ जिन्होंने मुझे यह ज़िम्मेदारी के लिए अनुकूल समझा, बिहार और बांकीपुर की सेवा के लिए मैं यहाँ उपस्थित हूँ, आपके सहयोग और साथ की प्रार्थना है। जय बिहार, जय हिंद। #Bihari #Elections2020 #Shotgunjunior #Biharputra #day1 #Proudbihari

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About Luv Sinha's Bihar ticket

The junior Shotgun has been given the ticket from Bankipur, which goes to poll in the second phase of elections on November 3.

Interestingly, Shatrughan Sinha, who parted ways from the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha elections 2019, and joined Congress had contested unsuccessfully from the Patna Sahib constituency. Now his son Luv has been pitted against BJP's three-time MLA Nitin Navin from Bankipur, which falls under Patna Sahib. Luv Sinha's debut in politics comes after his Bollywood debut in 2009 with Sadiyaan. 

Bankipur seat is going to be a tough fight for the junior Shotgun as it is considered as BJP's citadel. The sitting BJP MLA Navin has won the seat since 2005 and his father Navan Kishor Prasad Sinha had held the seat from 1995 for the BJP. 

Bihar polls

The Bihar Assembly has a strength of 243 members out of which 38 seats are reserved for SC and two for ST. In the 2015 state polls, the Mahagatbandhan comprising RJD, JD(U) and Congress won a whopping majority with 178 seats under the leadership of Nitish Kumar. On the other hand, the BJP-led alliance won from only 58 constituencies. On July 26, 2017, Nitish Kumar stepped down as the CM citing irreconcilable differences with RJD over corruption allegations against Tejashwi Yadav and joined hands with its former ally BJP.

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The upcoming Assembly election will be held in three phases - October 28, November 3 and November 7.  To decongest polling stations, the voting time has been increased by one hour. Thus, people will be able to cast their votes from 7 am to 6 pm barring for the areas affected by Left-wing extremism. The counting of votes will take place on November 10.

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