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LJP chief Paswan files nomination for RS

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - 13:47

Patna: Lok Janshakti Party President, Ram
Vilas Paswan and senior RJD leader Ram Kripal Yadav on Wednesday
filed nominations for Rajya Sabha seats from Bihar.

Flanked by RJD President Lalu Prasad, former Chief
Minister Rabri Devi and frontline leaders of the RJD-LJP
alliance, Paswan and Yadav submitted their nomination papers
for the June-17 election.

In a new-found bonhomie between the two parties, Rabri
Devi proposed Paswan`s candidature and LJP state unit chief
and brother of Paswan, Pashupati Nath Paras proposed the
candidature of Yadav.

With the two candidates (Paswan and Yadav) requiring
41 votes each to ensure their victory, the RJD-lJP alliance
has 14 votes less than required as the two parties` combined
strength is 68 (RJD-56, LJP-12).

Bihar will send five members to the Rajya Sabha.


First Published: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - 13:47

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