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Ravi Shankar Prasad, five others file papers for RS polls from Bihar

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and five others today filed their nominations for elections in

BJP's Ravi Shankar Prasad, whose tenure in the ends on April 2, filed his nomination papers along with two JD(U) candidates Bashishtha and Mahendra Prasad. Singh is the of JD(U)'s unit and a sitting member of the


The and of the RJD and of the also filed nominations. was a in UPA I as a of Lalu Prasad's RJD.

Polling and counting for the Rajya Sabha elections will held on March 23.

Candidates of the JD(U) and its ally the BJP filed their papers in the presence of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, also the JD(U) national president, and his deputy

Talking to reporters later, Prasad, Union law minister, thanked and BJP national for reposing their trust in him and lauded for ensuring that the NDA functioned as a team.

RJD candidates and filed their nomination in the presence of the party's national vice-Rabri Devi, state president and national member

Jha, who is the party's national spokesman, said, "in the country today is a fight between fascist, dictatorial forces represented by the BJP and its allies, and socialist, democratic forces which we represent".

The has only 27 MLAs in the 243-member It is banking on nine surplus votes of ally RJD and one of the CPI(ML).

Yesterday, former BPCC president and MLC had claimed that a party ticket to Akhilesh Prasad Singh, who was with the RJD till a few years ago, would cause a split in the state

Chowdhury had quit the Congress with three other MLCs, and joined the JD(U) a fortnight ago.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 16:40 IST
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