Former PM Manmohan Singh Files Nomination Papers For Rajya Sabha MP
GUWAHATI: Manmohan Singh filed his nomination papers for a Rajya Sabha membership as a seat in Rajasthan has fallen vacant following the death of Madan Lal Saini, the BJP state President on August 13.
According to Election Commission officer, the by-election for the seat shall be held on August 26. The last date to file nomination paper is August 14 and the last date to withdraw name is August 19.
Earlier, Manmohan Singh has been a Congress Rajya Sabha member from Assam for almost three decades. His tenure ended on June 14.
It is to be mentioned that the Congress enjoys a majority in the state Assembly, thereby making it easy for Manmohan Singh to win the by-election.