Manohar Parrikar files Nomination for RS Polls

Lucknow, Nov 10: The newly appointed Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday filed his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha election from Uttar Pradesh.

A day after getting the cabinet berth in Narendra Modi's government, Parrikar filed his nomination papers before principal secretary Pradeep Dubey at Vidhan Bhawan in Lucknow. He was accompanied by Union ministers Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Kalraj Mishra, MP Jagdambika Pal and other senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders,

Parrikar, the former Goa chief minister, is not a member of any house in the parliament. 

Since today is the last date for filling the nomination for 10 RAjya Sabha seats, the nominees from the Samajwadi Party, BSP, Congress have also filed their nominations.

While While SP has fielded Ram Gopal Yadav, state cabinet minister Azam Khan's wife Tazeen Fatima, Neeraj Shekhar, who is son of former prime minister Chandrashekhar, Ravi Prakash Verma, Javed Ali Khan and Chandrapal Singh Yadav, Congress has nominated PL Punia, BSP has fielded Raja Ram and Veer Singh.

The election is slated to be held on Nov 20.

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