Jaipur: Former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh will file his nomination for the Rajya Sabha for the sixth consecutive time today. He will nominate for the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan this time. Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and Congress state president Sachin Pilot said on Monday that former PM Dr. Singh will file his nomination in four sets. Dr. Singh was Rajya Sabha MP from Assam for the last three decades. He was Rajya Sabha MP for five consecutive terms from 1991 to 2019. His term ended on June 14 this year.
In fact, one seat was vacant in Rajasthan after the death of BJP MP Madan Lal Saini in June. Taking advantage of the majority in the state assembly, the Congress wants to bring former PM Manmohan Singh from Rajasthan to the Upper House. Rajasthan has 10 seats in the Rajya Sabha. In the 200-seat Rajasthan Assembly, the Rajya Sabha has two vacancies and the Congress has 100 seats.
The RLD, an ally of the Congress, has one seat. The BJP has 72 seats here. The BSP has six seats, btp, CPI(M) and RLP two each. The Congress also has the support of 12 independents out of 13 and the BSP. The Congress had defeated the BJP in the Rajasthan assembly elections last year and formed the government led by Ashok Gehlot in the state. The Congress, which is seen to be politically weak in many parts of the country, is in a strong position in Rajasthan.
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