Shinde files nomination papers for VP polls

New Delhi, July 22: Senior Congress leader Sushil Kumar Shinde today filed his nomination for the August 12 vice-presidential election to take on NDA candidate Bhairon Singh Shekhawat. SP to support Shinde

New Delhi, July 22: Senior Congress leader
Sushil Kumar Shinde today filed his nomination for the August
12 vice-presidential election to take on NDA candidate Bhairon
Singh Shekhawat.

Shinde was accompanied by leader of the opposition Sonia Gandhi and a host of opposition leaders including Laloo Yadav,
Mulayam Singh Yadav, Somnath Chatterjee and former prime
minister H D Deve Gowda.

"It is not a token fight. It is a real fight," declared
Gandhi soon after Shinde filed the nomination.

As many as four sets of nomination papers were filed on
behalf of Shinde, a dalit leader from Maharashtra.

Shinde returned to Lok Sabha for the second time in 1999
elections from unreserved constituency of Solapur.

He was also a member of Rajya Sabha in early `90s.

Bureau Report

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