New Delhi: Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was left red faced after a group of BJP workers and supporters of party leader RK Sinha protested against him at the Patna airport on Tuesday. A video that has been doing rounds on the social media showed Sinha’s supporters shouting slogans of ‘Ravi Shankar Prasad, go back’ and ‘RK Sinha Zindabad’.
Notably, the BJP workers were disappointed with the ruling party’s decision to field Prasad from Patna Saheb seat, which was held by actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha since 2008. Speculation of RK Sinha getting the prestigious seat was rife before the formal announcement on Saturday.
The BJP dropped actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha from his Patna Sahib seat and instead fielded Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in his place after he had a fallout with the party leadership.
Earlier on Match 23, Bihar’s ruling NDA announced candidates for 39 out of the total 40 Lok Sabha seats in the state. The lone seat for which a candidate was not announced was Khagaria.
The announcement was made at a joint press conference addressed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state-in-charge Bhupinder Yadav in the presence of leaders from the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP).