Haryana RS polls: Cong leader Birender Singh files nomination

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 20:51

Chandigarh: Senior Congress leader and
former Haryana Finance Minister Birender Singh today filed his
nomination as the party candidate for the upcoming Rajya Sabha
elections to elect two members from the state.

Birender, currently co-chairman of Congress coordination
committee for Haryana, filed two sets of nomination papers
with the Returning Officer Sumit Kumar.

Singh was accompanied by Union Tourism Minister Selja,
Union Minister of State and AICC general secretary Prithviraj
Chavan, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, state Congress
chief Phool Chand Mullana among others.

Singh`s nomination for Rajya Sabha is a good step and the
country would be benefitted from his experience, Hooda told
reporters here.

Yesterday, INLD`s Ranbir Singh Gangua had filed his
nomination for the Rajya Sabha seat from the state.
The two seats fell vacant due to completion of the term
of Tarlochan Singh and resignation of Ajay Singh Chautala
after he was elected from Dabwali in the last year`s Assembly
elections.

Today was the last day for filing nominations. Scrutiny
would take place tomorrow and the last day of withdrawal is
July 3. The election to fill the two vacancies is scheduled on
July 10.

In the 90-member Haryana Assembly, Congress has 45
members (including the Speaker), INLD 31, BJP four, BSP, SAD
(INLD ally) and Haryana Janhit Congress-BL one each and
Independents seven.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 20:51

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