Congress To Re-Nominate Vivek Tankha For Rajya Sabha Polls: Kamal Nath

The Congress' Rajya Sabha MPs from Madhya Pradesh are Vivek Tankha, former Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh and Rajmani Patel. The last date for withdrawal of nomination is June 3.

Congress To Re-Nominate Vivek Tankha For Rajya Sabha Polls: Kamal Nath

A senior congress leader said Vivek Tanka will file the nomination papers on Monday.

Bhopal:

The Congress has finalised the name of Vivek Tankha for the Rajya Sabha elections slated for June 10, the party's Madhya Pradesh unit chief Kamal Nath said on Saturday.

Of 11 Rajya Sabha seats from Madhya Pradesh, eight are with the BJP and three with Congress.

The terms of Vivek Tankha, a senior Supreme Court lawyer, as well as that of BJP's MJ Akbar and Sampatiya Uike will end in June.

The BJP's Rajya Sabha members from Madhya Pradesh are Jyotiraditya Scindia, L Murugan, Dharmendra Pradhan, M J Akbar, Ajay Pratap Singh, Kailash Soni, Sumer Singh Solanki and Sampatiya Uike.

The Congress' Rajya Sabha MPs from the state are Mr Tankha, former chief minister Digvijaya Singh and Rajmani Patel.

"Vivek Tankha will file his nomination papers on Monday," senior Congress leader K K Mishra informed.

A Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha (Assembly) secretariat official said the last date for filing nomination papers is May 31, while scrutiny of papers will take place on June 1. The last date for withdrawal of nomination is June 3.

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