Ranchi: BJP candidate from Lohardaga Lok Sabha seat Sudarshan Bhagat filed his nomination papers before the district electoral officer of Gumla. Chief Minister Raghubar Das and various other senior party leaders and workers were also present on the occasion including Rajya Sabha MP Sameer Oraon, Mandar MLA Gangotri Kujur and Ranchi mayor Asha Lakra.
Earlier prior to filing his nominations, Mr Bhagat offered prayers at Tanginath Dham during which MP Sameer Oraon also accompanied him. At the polls of 2014 Sudarshan Bhagat had polled 2,26,666 votes to emerge victoriously. He had defeated Rameshwar Oraon of the Congress however this time around it has fielded Sukhdeo Bhagat.