After senior BJP leader and Union Minister Giriraj Singh was given a ticket from the Begusarai seat than his own seat from Nawada, the politician from Bihar has become upset and hinted that he will not contest the Lok Sabha polls.
The BJP leadership was given the Nawada seat to an LJP candidate.
The NDA alliance in Bihar consists of BJP, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's JDU and Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party and will be contesting on all 23 seats.
The BJP leadership has decided that Singh fight from Begusarai than Nawada from where he is the sitting MP. The rest of the sitting MPs are allowed to fight from the seats they had previously won the 2014 Lok Sabha polls from. Singh has since then decided to give the polls a miss and said that he will work as a karyakarta for the party instead.
As per sources, he is deeply hurt that seats of other ministers from Bihar were not changed but only his constituency was changed and told his party workers that he would prefer to be a karyakarta. He feels he has been given the 'step-motherly' treatment by the party leadership, said sources.
The minister spoke to Republic TV's Senior Editor Prakash Singh.
When asked about why only he was not given the seat he had previously won from and given the ticket from Begusarai instead, he said,
"I was given the assurance to contest from the where I wanted by the state BJP chief... This has really hurt me."
When asked if he would contest from Begusarai, he said,
"Main karyakarta tha, karyakarta hoon aur karyakarta rahoonga ( I was a karyakarta, I am a karyakarta, I will be a karyakarta)"... I have decided to remain a karyakarta and will continue to strengthen BJP and PM Modi.
The seats for the Lok Sabha polls in Bihar was decided on Sunday in a meeting headed by PM Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah.