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Bihar: Rajya Sabha poll candidates file nomination papers

IANS  |  Patna 

Ruling BJP candidate Union Ravi Shankar Prasad, ally JD-U's candidates Bashistha Narain Singh and business tycoon Mahendra Prasad, popularly known as Mahendra, on Monday filed their nomination papers for the biennial elections to the Rajya Sabha from Bihar, officials said.

"Prasad of the and two candidates of the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) filed their nomination papers in the presence of Chief Nitish Kumar, who is also the national of JD-U, and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi," said a

Earlier in the day, opposition Rashtriya (RJD) candidates and filed their nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha elections from the state, in the presence of former Chief and her elder son and former

Their names were announced by the party on Sunday.

Manoj Jha, a at Delhi University, is the of RJD, and is the of the and Hospital in

state said both Jha and Karim were chosen by Lalu Prasad, currently lodged in a Ranchi jail in connection with two fodder scam cases.

Candidate of RJD's ally Akhilesh Singh, a former Union Minister, also filed his nomination on Monday, the last day for filing of nominations for the March 23 Rajya Sabha elections.



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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 20:32 IST