Filmmaker Prakash Jha said on Wednesday that he was contesting the Lok Sabha polls from West Champaran in Bihar at the request of the state’s Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Kumar influenced Jha to rethink his earlier decision to quit politics. “I was determined to retire from politics. But I have again entered politics after Nitish Kumar made a request,” he told the media.
Jha said he saw neither a Narendra Modi nor a Rahul Gandhi wave in Bihar while campaigning for the Lok Sabha election.
“There is only a wave for development, and Nitish Kumar has worked for development of the state.”
The Janata Dal-United has fielded Jha, who lost the 2009 Lok Sabha battle on a Lok Janshakti Party ticket. He says he is now confident of winning.
Jha is known for making films such as Gangaajal, Apaharan, Raajneeti, Satyagraha and Aarakhshan.