Mahendra Singh Mahra, a close
confidante of rebel Congress leader Harish Rawat, on Monday filed
his nomination papers for the lone Rajya Sabha seat in
Uttarakhand amid a persisting deadlock in the state unit of
BJP on Sunday said by nominating
two of its defeated Lok Sabha candidates Mani Shankar Aiyer
and Ram Dayal Munda to Rajya Sabha, the Congress has "defied"
Jawaharlal Nehru`s political stand on the issue.