Congress' Rajya Sabha member Shadi Lal Batra on Monday filed his nomination papers for a second term in the Council of States from Haryana.
Batra was accompanied by Haryana Congress president Phool Chand Mullana, chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, parliamentary affairs minister Randeep Singh Surjewala and several other ministers, chief parliamentary secretaries and Congress and Independent MLAs.
Batra filed two sets of nomination papers, with 10 legislators each proposing his name.
Talking to mediapersons, Hooda said that the candidature of Batra was supported unanimously by Congress and Independent MLAs.
He said that the Congress Legislature Party, which met here on Monday, had passed a resolution thanking AICC president Sonia Gandhi for nominating Batra for election to the Council of States.
He said that Batra had completed tenure of only about two-and-a-half years and his current term would expire on April 2.
Today was the last day for filing nomination papers. Scrutiny of the nomination papers will be conducted on Tuesday whereas the same could be withdrawn till March 22. Polling, if required, would be held on March 30.