The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) today named its national spokesman Manoj Jha and Ashfaque Karim, managing director of the Katihar Medical College and Hospital, as its candidates from Bihar for the upcoming Rajya Sabha biennial elections.
There are six vacancies in the Rajya Sabha from Bihar, polling for which will be held on March 23.
"The selection of candidates show that we not only believe in inclusive development, but also try to accommodate and take every section of the society with it," he said.
Tomorrow is the last date for filing nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha elections, and March 15 for withdrawal of candidature.
Apart from the RJD, the BJP has announced the name of Union Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad as its candidate for the RS poll, whereas the JD(U), the BJP's ally, has not named its candidates for two seats.
Congress is yet to name its candidate.
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