Former Bihar CM’s son wins BJD seat

BJP leader and former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s son Ravi Kumar has won the Bihar elections from a seat vacated by his father Nitish.

Ravi Kumar, who hails from Kargil, has won 32 seats in the state and defeated his father’s brother Lalu Yadav in the election for the seat of Patna, which was vacated by Nitish after his death in 2014.

The seat was held by the JD(U) in the 2014 general elections.

Rajesh Kumar, Nitish’s son, won the seat from his father, who is now the Bihar chief ministership.

Ravinder Kumar, a former minister of state in Nitish government, defeated Nitish in the constituency, which has a population of just over 10,000.

The JD(S) won more than 20 seats in Bihar in the Lok Sabha elections and the party is expected to form the government in the next two months.

The BJP has been in power in Bihar for seven years.