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Singhvi files nomination for RS poll

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Senior Abhishek Manu Singhvi, to whom the has extended support, today filed his nomination for the Rajya Sabha election from

His name was proposed by 40 MLAs -- 20 each from the and Accompanied by some Congress MLAs, Singhvi filed his papers to the returning

After filing his nomination, the Congress said the need of the hour is to stop the division of anti-BJP votes in the country.

"In the present situation, our task should be to stop the march of divisive forces and the in the country. And, in order to do that, we have ensure that there is no division in the anti-BJP votes," he said.

In the morning, Singhvi held a meeting with Congress MLAs and state Congress in the Assembly.

Chief Minister and supremo Mamata Banerjee had announced last week that her party would support Singhvi in the Rajya Sabha polls, to be held on March 23.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 16:35 IST