UP: Akhilesh files nomination for Legislative Council

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Thursday filed his nomination papers for the Legislative Council.

Last Updated: Apr 12, 2012, 14:47 PM IST

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
Akhilesh Yadav Thursday filed his nomination papers for the
Legislative Council.

Akhilesh, sworn in as the youngest chief minister of the
state on March 15, at present is not a member of the any House
of the Vidhan Sabha, including Council or Assembly, official
sources said here.

An MP from Kannauj, Akhilesh filed his nomination along
with SP spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary, for the biennial
election of the council to be held at the end of this month.

Besides, three candidates of BSP-- Thakur Jaiveer Singh,
Vijay Pratap and Sunil Kumar-- also filed their nominations,
they said.

Elections are being held for 13 seats of which SP can win
eight, BSP three and one each by BJP and Congress-RLD
alliance.

PTI