Bihar lawmaker to contest polls from jail

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A jailed Bihar legislator will contest the upcoming state assembly election from behind the bars after he got permission from a Patna court.

Anant Singh, lodged in Beur Central Jail, will join the poll fray as an independent candidate from his stronghold Mokamah assembly constituency.

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He will file his nomination papers on 7 October, one of his close aides said on Friday.

In June, Singh was arrested in connection with a kidnapping-cum-murder case.

He belongs to the powerful Bhumihar caste, which has played influential role in Bihar’s politics and economy for decades.

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Last month, Singh, known as “Chhote Sarkar” for his muscle and money power, resigned from the ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U).

The JD-U has fielded its spokesperson Neeraj Kumar from Mokamah.

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The polls to the 243-member Bihar assembly will take place in five phases, between 12 October and 5 November. The counting of votes is slated for 8 November.

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