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Sharma to file nomination tomorrow in Jaipur

Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma will be filing his nomination for the Rajya Sabha elections in Jaipur on Monday.

delhi Updated: Jun 06, 2010 17:45 IST

Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma will be filing his nomination for the Rajya Sabha elections in Jaipur on Monday.

Sharma, who has been made the Congress nominee for the elections to the RS from Rajasthan, would be reaching Jaipur on Sunday for early filing of his nomination Monday.

Later, he will be proceeding to Turkey to attend an international conference on security.

The Congress High Command yesterday ended suspense over his nomination by fielding him in the Rajya Sabha polls from Rajasthan, two months after the expiry of his term in the House.

57-year old Sharma, who hails from Himachal Pradesh, shifts to Rajasthan as his party was not in a position to get him re-elected from his home state, where BJP runs the government.

His term expired on April 2 and since then there was speculation over fielding him from Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Sharma's shifting to Rajasthan resulted in dashing the hopes of former Union Minister Santosh Bagrodia who failed to get renomination. This will be Sharma's third term in the Upper House.