Naqvi files nomination for Rajya Sabha polls from Jharkhand

Ranchi, May 30 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday filed his nomination papers for the coming Rajya Sabha polls in the state.

Elections to two seats in the upper house from Jharkhand are scheduled to be held on June 11. The last date for filing of nominations is May 31.

Naqvi, who arrived in Ranchi on Monday from New Delhi, was accompanied by Chief Minister Raghubar Das when he filed his papers in the assembly secretariat here.

Except for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the main opposition Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, no other party has made its intentions clear on fighting the polls.

The Congress is likely to extend support to the JMM’s probable candidate Basant Soren, who is party chief Shibu Soren’s third son.

Two of the six Rajya Sabha seats in Jharkhand will fall vacant in June after BJP’s M.J. Akbar and Congress’ Dheeraj Sahu complete their terms.



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