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PM in 3-way race for Rajya Sabha

PTI  Guwahati, May 24, 2013
First Published: 00:53 IST(24/5/2013) | Last Updated: 00:53 IST(24/5/2013)

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and two others are in the contest for two Rajya Sabha seats from Assam, officials said here Thursday.

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The poll is slated for May 30. Officials said the prime minister’s four sets of nomination papers, which were endorsed by 40 legislators, were found in order.

Singh had filed a fresh affidavit two days before the scrutiny, correcting his age in his nomination papers as 80 years and not 82, officials said.

Santius Kujur, the Congress party’s second candidate, and All India United Democratic Front’s (AIUDF’s) Aminul Islam are also in the fray, officials said.

The Prime Minister will win the May 30 Rajya Sabha election, said a Congress leader.


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