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Jaya Bachchan files nomination papers for Rajya Sabha

IANS  |  Lucknow 

Actress-turned-politician on Friday filed her nomination for the from as the candidate of the

Accompanied by party Kirnmoy Nanda, Rajendra Chowdhary, Kannauj and founder Subrata Roy, filed three sets of papers at the of the state Assembly here.

The SP, the main opposition in the Assembly, can send one member to the of Parliament, elections for which will be held on March 23.

It has 47 legislators in the state assembly. While another Naresh Agarwal's term was also ending with that of Jaya Bachchan, the wife of legend was picked by the SP leadership for the seat.

Akhilesh Yadav, who is busy in election-bound Phoolpur in Allahabad, could not make it for the filing of nomination papers of Jaya Bachchan, who, once elected, would serve a fourth term as a member.

Asked how she felt as she had been chosen over many senior contenders in the party, the 69-year-old shot back by saying she too was a party veteran.

members from will be elected on March 23. The ruling is likely to win eight seats on its own strength.

It has as a candidate. The has picked up former as its candidate.



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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 15:00 IST