Shatrughan Sinha’s son Luv Sinha to fight Bihar polls on Congress ticket

Patna: Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha’s son Luv Sinha is all set to make his debut in politics, standing as a candidature for Bihar polls on Congress ticket.

Luv Sinha, 37, is the Congress candidate from Bankipore, pitted against the BJP’s three-time MLA Nitin Navin.

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Bankipore is a part of the Patna Sahib Lok Sabha constituency that elected former Union Minister Shatrughan Sinha twice to parliament when he was in the BJP, in 2009 and 2014.

Last year, Shatrughan Sinha, 74, contested as a Congress candidate after he was dropped by the BJP. He lost to Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

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Bankipore is seen to be a BJP stronghold, as is Patna Sahib. Caste has played an important role in the choice of candidates; both belong to the upper caste Kayasthas.

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This is one of the 70 seats that fell in the Congress’s share in the allocation of seats in the Rashtriya Janata Dal-led opposition alliance. Internally, the party has been stewing about seats like this, more or less seen as a lost cause, where RJD had no hope of winning at all.

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