On expected lines, the parliamentary board of the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) that met here on Saturday gave its nod to M.P. Veerendra Kumar to file his nomination papers for the vacant Rajya Sabha seat from Kerala.
Kumar had resigned from seat in December, after his party decided to end its alliance with the Congress-led UDF.
Kumar lost the 2014 Lok Sabha polls by over one lakh votes and since then he was unhappy with the UDF. However, the UDF kept him happy by offering him a Rajya Sabha seat in 2016 and when he had decided to quit the UDF, he put in his resignation in December 2017.