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Nomination papers of all six candidates for RS poll valid

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The nomination papers of all the six candiates including that of nominee Abhisek Manu Singhvi for the Rajya election from West were found valid after the scrutiny, Jayanta Koley, secretary, West state assembly said.

All the six candidates were present during the scrutiny of their nomination papers.

Koley, also the returnning for the RS poll, said, "All the nomination papers are in order and have been accepted".

Singhvi, to whom the ruling Trinamool has extended support, filed his nomination for the Rajya Sabha election yesterday.

His name was proposed by 40 MLAs -- 20 each from the and the

Singhvi has filed his papers for the fifth RS seat from the state.

Rabin Deb was Front candiate for the fifth seat.

A candidate requires 49 votes to win the RS poll from the state.

which has surplus votes, has announced that it would support the Congress which has 42 MLAs in the house.

had 32 MLAs but two of them had deserted the party and joined

Along with Singhvi, four TMC candidates and Deb had filed their nominations yesterday for the RS election.

The four Trinamool candidates are -- Nadimul Haque, who was renominated, Subhasish Chakraborty, and Santunu Sen.

The election to the five Rajya Sabha seats from the state will be held on March 23.

Election to the five seats have been necessitated as the terms of Kunal Ghosh, and of the TMC and Tapan Sen of CPI(M) will end on April 2.

Mukul Roy, who joined the BJP from TMC last year, had already resigned from the Rajya Sabha.

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

First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 18:55 IST