Gopalganj: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s lookalike Abhinandam Pathak is set to contest elections from Hathua constituency in Gopalganj district of Bihar. Pathak, 53, has filed his nomination papers as a candidate of Vanchit Samaj Party.
Abhinandam Pathak’s face resembles that of Modi, due to which people confuse him for the PM.
Pathak said that Hathua is a backward area and is far away in terms of development.
Pathak is originally from Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. Currently, he lives in Savanaha village of Phulwaria block of Gopalganj, Bihar.
When he was asked about his appearance, Pathak said, “This is just a coincidence. Modi reached power but did not fulfil any promise. Now let’s see what happens next. I have come into politics to fight for the poor.”
Pathak said that he will be facing Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Social Welfare Minister Ramsevak Singh in this election. He said that Singh has represented Hathua in the Legislative Assembly many times, however, he has not been able to do welfare of his region.
Pathak had earlier formed ‘NaMo Sena’.
Voting will be held on November 3 in Hathua in the second phase of the Bihar assembly election 2020.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will once again spearhead BJP’s election campaign in Bihar and will hold as many as 12 rallies in the state during the electioneering phase.
Bihar will witness a three-phased election on October 28, November 3 and 7. The Bihar Assembly Election Results will be declared on November 10.