Chhattisgarh tribal leader files papers for Rajya Sabha seat

March 15th, 2008 - 1:28 am ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Bahujan Samaj Party

Raipur, March 14 (IANS) Senior tribal leader of Chhattisgarh’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Shiv Pratap Singh filed his nomination Friday for the Rajya Sabha, for which elections will be held March 26. He filed five sets of nomination papers before returning officer and state assembly secretary Devendra Verma at the assembly complex in the presence of Chief Minister Raman Singh and state party president Vishnudeo Sai.

The BJP has 53 members in the 90-member state assembly, while the main opposition Congress has 34 legislators. The Nationalist Congress Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party have one member each while one seat is vacant.

Motilal Vora of the Congress party filed his papers March 12 to get re-elected to the upper house of parliament. The election of both the candidates is just a formality.

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