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Former PM Manmohan Singh files nomination for Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan

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Former PM Manmohan Singh files nomination for Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan
13 August, 2019
Veteran congres leader and Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday filed nomination papers for the bypoll to a Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan. He is the Congress candidate for by-polls to a Rajya Sabha seat from Rajasthan.

Manmohan Singh, 86, was received by Sachin Pilot, the Deputy Chief Minister and Rajasthan Congress president at the airport. The party, with the support of its 100 MLAs, 12 independents and six MLAs of the Bahujan Samaj Party of Mayawati has the numbers to get Dr Singh through to the Rajya Sabha. 

The by-election to the Rajya Sabha seat was necessitated after the death of BJP MP Madan Lal Saini, who passed away in a Delhi hospital. Saini was elected to the Upper House last year when the BJP was in power in the state. The Congress has majority in the 200-member Assembly.

Dr Singh has represented Assam in Rajya Sabha for 28 years. He was the prime minister for 10 years until his Congress-led UPA government was defeated by the BJP in 2004.

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