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Jaya Bachchan files nomination as SP nominee for RS polls

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Bollywood and today filed her nomination papers as SP candidate for the Rajya Sabha biennial elections from

Accompained by party leaders Dimple Yadav, wife of Akhilesh Yadav, and Kironmay Nanda, besides Subrata Roy Sahara, Jaya Bachchan, who turns 70 next month, filed her nomination at the of the state Assembly.

Later talking to reporters, she said, "I want to thank Mulayam Singh Yadavji, all party and MLCs for my candidature."

On being asked about getting the party ticket instead of seniors like and Naresh Agarwal, the three-time said, "I am also senior."

Her this term in the Rajya Sabha expires on April 2. The biennial elections to 10 Rajya Sabha seats in will be held on March 23.

In the 245-member of Parliament, has 31 seats, being the most populous state.

In the 403-member Uttar Pradesh Assembly, the BJP and its allies have 324 seats (a BJP MLA died in February), followed by the with 47 MLAs, the BSP (19), the (seven), and the RLD one.

During the previous biennial polls to the Rajya Sabha two years ago, the SP managed to win six seats by virtue of its strength in the Assembly, whose members form the electoral college.

But this time, the SP can be sure of victory on only one seat as 37 first preference votes are needed for a candidate's win.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 14:40 IST