Prasad, who is a member of the Rajya Sabha, polled a whopping 61.85 per cent of the total votes in the constituency, which comprises the entire state capital besides a couple of assembly segments on the outskirts.
Slamming the Congress, BJP leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, 'It is part of the Congress' DNA to divide. It is not a new norm in this party.'
The Congress demand came a day after the apex court agreed to hear review petitions on the Rafale deal on the basis of secret documents leaked to the media.
Sinha is a two-term BJP Lok Sabha member from Patna Sahib Singh but has been dropped by the saffron party which has chosen to field union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad from the seat.
Citing the data by apex industry body Nasscom, he said the IT sector has spawned 8.73 lakh jobs in the past five years under Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government and currently provides employment to 41.40 lakh persons directly and 1.2 crore persons indirectly.
A day after the BJP targeted Congress president Rahul Gandhi for referring to Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as 'Masood Azhar ji', the Congress put out a video of Prasad referring Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed as 'Hafiz ji'.
The comments come at a time when the social media platforms have come under government scrutiny over privacy concerns and potential for their misuse ahead of general elections slated to be held by May.
Prasad cited India's growing digital clout in the global arena and its thrust on initiatives to spur electronics manufacturing, and said he is also pushing for a software products policy.
Under the policy, the government aims to push manufacturing of strategic electronics required by defence and other strategic sector in the country.
The centre comes after Reliance Industries chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani became an e-resident of Estonia, along with other Indians including Union IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
The decision was taken by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here.
The Cabinet has approved the proposal for establishment of 'Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog' for conservation, protection and development of cows and their progeny, Union Law & IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters after the Cabinet meet.
Prasad was admitted to the hospital on Monday following complaints of nasal congestion.
The AI centre will provide government departments with video analytics, neural networks, speech recognition, etc, and working machine learning, deep learning, chat bots etc.
The CAG in its report tabled in Parliament on January 7 said that a set of MWA spectrum was allocated to a telecom operator in 2015 on the first-cum-first-service basis in contravention to the recommendations of a committee.
The sanctioned strength of the judicial officers in district and subordinate courts was 22,644 as on September 30, 2018, the minister said citing information provided by the high courts and respective state governments.
The Centre also approved a hike in MSP for Copra, the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification 2018 and setting up of National Commission for Homeopathy.
Amid a demand by opposition parties, including the Congress and the Trinamool Congress, that the bill be sent to a select committee for study, Prasad said the government has already taken note of concerns expressed by members earlier and amended the bill accordingly.
"When the Supreme Court can give its verdict on the Sabrimala Temple case promptly, why is the Ram Janmbhoomi issue pending for the past 70 years," he said.
Tharoor had earlier sent a legal notice to Prasad, the minister for law Justice and IT, seeking an "unconditional apology" for calling him a "murder accused".
Prasad hailed the central government for measures like demonetisation and GST and said 1.5 lakh people deposited Rs 5 lakh crore after demonetisation.
Speaking at the inaugural session of India Mobile Congress 2018, Prasad highlighted the exponential growth in mobile manufacturing in the country, backed by the rising base of smartphone users and internet penetration.
Prasad said India is pushing its digital economy to touch $1 trillion mark in coming 3-4 years, leading to opportunities in areas like IT, e-commerce, communications and electronics manufacturing.
He further said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address thousands of IT industry professionals on October 24 in New Delhi to get them involved in this initiative.
The agreement was signed at a meeting between Meity Official led by Ravi Shankar Prasad and Uzbek delegation led by IT Minister of Uzbekistan Shuhrat Sadikov.