LAW KUMAR MISHRA
PATNA: Luv Sinha,the 39-years -old son of film star turned politician,Shatrughan Sinha,who represented Patna Saheb in Lok Sabha is educated abroad like one of his opponents,
33 years old Pushpam Priya Chaudhury.Both are contesting against each other at Bankipore assembly constitutency,one of the assembly segments of Patna Saheb.
Luv Sinha filed his papers as Congress candidate accompanied by two senior Congress MPs,Akhilesh Prasad Singh and Shakti Singh Gohil, today,while Pushpam,a candidate of newly floated Plurals Party backed by Prashant Kishore ,once advisor to Nitish kumar submitted her papers alone before the returning officer.
Luv is a graduate from School of Communications,Webster University ,Missouri (USA) in 004,his opponent,Pushpam Priya has Masters in Public Administration from School of Political Science ,London and MA in development studies from University of Suxxes in 2016 .Both the fresh candidates have no criminal antecedents.
Luv had acted in two films-Sadiyaan in 2009 and Paltan in 2018,both failed to become popular support of the viewers.Pushpam Priya had inserted full page one advertisements on both English and Hindi newspapers before coming to Patna from London in March and presented herself as the chief minister candidate.
Luv Sinha was seen actively campaigning for his father in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Ms Poonam Sinha,wife of Shatrughan Sinha who reached here alongwith Luv said the entire family would campaign for the Congress candidate.She said”Saheb(Shatrughan) will also come soon.Sonakshi will come depending on her schedule.Poonam who had campaigned by her husband in 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections said the twin brother,Kush is also reaching to campaign for his brother.She claimed the family believed in the principle of high in performance and low in publicity.Our campaign will be agt low key and Luv will visit the voters individually.She claimed Shatrughan Sinha visited Patna even when elections were not planned.:He comes to the airport,straight into action,unlike other leaders who practice in publicity only”.
Their main opponent is the sitting BJP MP,Nitin Navin,who represented Bankipore for the last three terms.Earlier,his father,Navin Kishore was also BJP MLA.A former member of the National Commission for Women and president of Mahila Morcha of BJP,Sushmna Sahuis also contesting against official party nominee.
Bankipore is in the heart of the capital and among the voters are residents of Kadamkuan,colony of lawyers and judges,Rajendra Nagar,high profile residential colony of doctors and professors,Patna University,Collectorate and Gandhi Maidan;s commercial areas.