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Jaitley files nomination papers for Rajya Sabha

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley, who is seeking a third term to Upper House, Monday filed his nomination papers from Gujarat along with two other candidates of BJP.



Gandhinagar: Leader of Opposition in
Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley, who is seeking a third term to Upper House, Monday filed his nomination papers from Gujarat along with two other candidates of BJP.

Jaitley filed his nomination along with former MLA Mansukh Mandaviya and party functionary Shankar Vegad for the March 30 biennial elections.

"I thank people of Gujarat, Narendra Modi (Chief
Minister) and state BJP president R C Faldu for giving me the
opportunity to raise the voice of the state in Rajya Sabha by
nominating me along with two senior party members," Jaitley
told reporters after filing his nomination papers.

40-year-old Mandaviya is former BJP legislator from
Palitana Assembly constituency and is presently the
chairperson of Gujarat Agro-Industries Corporation. He is also
the member of the state BJP executive committee and in-charge
of party`s Rajkot district unit. He comes from powerful Leuva
Patel community of the state.

Vegad is the vice president of the Surendranagar
district BJP unit and belongs to Koli community. He has also
been the member of Surendranagar Municipal Corporation for 20
years and has served as the vice president of the same for
five years.

PTI

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