Jaipur: Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday filed nomination papers as a Congress candidate for the by-poll to Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan.
86-year-old Singh filed 4 units of nomination papers within the chamber of Returning Officer within the Rajasthan Meeting.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Deputy CM Sachin Pilot and several other Congress leaders have been current on the event.
It’s a matter of pleasure that former PM, Dr #ManmohanSingh ji has filed his nomination for RS seat from #Rajasthan. I lengthen greatest needs to him on behalf of complete State.. pic.twitter.com/YZOvbD1VPi
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) August 13, 2019
This seat fell vacant in June this yr following the demise of BJP Member Madan Lal Saini.
The Congress is assured of the previous PM making it to the Higher Home of the Parliament from Rajasthan, the place it gained Meeting polls in final December.
Rajasthan Meeting has 200 seats however at present there are 198 MLAs and two seats are vacant. Congress has 100 MLAs and likewise enjoys the skin help of 12 out of 13 independents and the legislators of BSP.
The academician-turned politician was a member of the Higher Home of Parliament from Assam for nearly three many years.
Manmohan Singh was a Rajya Sabha member for 5 consecutive phrases from 1991 to 2019 and the nation’s Prime Minister for 2 consecutive phrases from 2004 to 2014.
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Former PM Manmohan Singh recordsdata Rajya Sabha nomination from Rajasthan .