Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi will be the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate for the next Lok Sabha election from Patna Sahib.
Shatrughan Sinha, the current Lok Sabha MP from Patna Sahib, will not get the ticket to contest the election following his anti-party stand over a host of issues.
Sinha has been targeting the BJP leadership including Prime Minister Narendra Modi ever since he was sidelined and overlooked for a ministerial berth after the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
The disgruntled BJP MP had earlier in May this year hinted that he would contest from the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from the same seat even if the situation is otherwise. “The location (of the constituency) will be the same, even if the situation is otherwise,” he had said.
Sinha, who served as a Union minister in the NDA government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, is a Lok Sabha member from his native Patna Sahib seat for the second consecutive term.