MLAs proposed Uday for RS poll due to ignorance: Cong

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 18:47

Patna: The Congress` Bihar unit today claimed
that its three MLAs had proposed the candidature of
Bangalore-based industrial BG Uday for Rajya Sabha polls
apparently due to their ignorance of the high command
directive not to support any candidate.

The three Congress MLAs were unaware of the party high
command`s decision against backing any candidate for the
biennial Rajya Sabha polls for five seats from Bihar, Congress
Legislature Party (CLP) leader Ashok Ram said told reporters
here.

The directive of the high command was received by the
state unit of the Congress, but the same could not not be
communicated to its 10 MLAs in the state in time, Ram said.

The party asked them to rescind their support, the CLP
leader said.

The three Congress MLAs - Abdul Jaleel Mastan, Md Tausif
Alam and Md Khursheed - had yesterday backed the
industrialist`s candidature for Rajya Sabha polls.

Besides the three Congress MLAs, Uday`s candidature
was proposed by four BSP and three independent MLAs for the
June 17 polls to five seats.

Uday`s entry as the sixth candidate may force elections.
The scrutiny of nomination papers will take place tomorrow,
while the last date of withdrawal of candidature is June 10.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 18:47

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