Former PM Manmohan Singh to file nomination for Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan
New Delhi: Former Prime Minister and senior Congress leader Manmohan Singh will file nomination for the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan, the News agency ANI reported on Saturday.
The veteran Congress leader will file his nomination on August 13, it added.
Former Prime Minister and senior Congress leader Dr.Manmohan Singh to file nomination for Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan. He will file nomination on August 13 pic.twitter.com/Uub49poRKN
— ANI (@ANI) August 10, 2019
The seat has been vacant after the death of state BJP president Madan Lal Saini, who was elected to the Rajya Sabha last year when the BJP was in power in the state.
If elected, 86-year-old Manmohan Singh will have his Rajya Sabha tenure till April 3, 2024.
The academician-turned politician was a member of the Upper House of Parliament from Assam for almost three decades.
Manmohan Singh was a Rajya Sabha member for five consecutive terms from 1991 to 2019 and the country’s Prime Minister for two consecutive terms from 2004 to 2014.