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Ex-PM Manmohan Singh files nomination for Rajya Sabha; Congress hopes to regain voice

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Earlier, Manmohan Singh was representing Assam in Rajya Sabha. However, his term ended on his nearly 30-year-long tenure ended last month.

 

New Delhi| Former prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh filed nomination for Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Singh filed the nomination from Rajasthan. He was accompanied by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot,  Deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot and the senior leaders of the state unit of Congress.

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Earlier, he was representing Assam in Rajya Sabha. However, his term ended on his nearly 30-year-long tenure as a Rajya Sabha member ended last month. The Congress, having lost the assembly election to BJP, could not gather enough numbers to re-elect him.

However, after the death of BJP Rajya Sabha MP from Rajasthan, Madan Lal Saini, the seat fell vacant. Addressing the media in Rajasthan after filing nomination, Manmohan Singh said that he is thankful to Rajasthan CM and Deputy CM. He also expressed condolences to the family of Saini.

During his tenure as Rajya Sabha MP for 28 years, he led the upper House for 10 years from 2004 to 2014 and acted as the Leader of the Opposition for six years. Singh was last elected to the House in 2013.

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