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Jaya files nomination for her RS return

SAMAJWADI Party candidate Jaya Bachchan today filed nomination for the by-election to the Rajya Sabha scheduled to be held on June 15. The seat had fallen vacant following her disqualification on the issue of office of profit. The party nominated Amir Alam Khan for the second seat vacated by SP MP and industrialist Anil Ambani. Jaya Bachchan was disqualified as she was chairperson of the UP Film Development Council (UPFDC) at the time of her election to the Upper House in 2004. The seat had fallen vacant with retrospective effect of July 2004.

india Updated: Jun 02, 2006 01:44 IST

SAMAJWADI Party candidate Jaya Bachchan today filed nomination for the by-election to the Rajya Sabha scheduled to be held on June 15. The seat had fallen vacant following her disqualification on the issue of office of profit.

The party nominated Amir Alam Khan for the second seat vacated by SP MP and industrialist Anil Ambani.

Jaya Bachchan was disqualified as she was chairperson of the UP Film Development Council (UPFDC) at the time of her election to the Upper House in 2004. The seat had fallen vacant with retrospective effect of July 2004.

Bachchan, who continued to be the chairperson, resigned from the post last month.

For the second seat the SP picked up Khan, who had been Lok Sabha member twice from Kairana constituency in western UP. Before joining the SP, Khan was in Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD). Khan’s nomination as the SP candidate is being seen as an attempt to keep the Muslim community in good humour.

Though nominations will be open up to June 5, there appears to be no possibility of the opposition parties fielding any candidate against the SP.

Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, general secretaries Amar Singh, Ramgopal Yadav, Beni Prasad Verma, MP from Rampur Jaya Prada and Subrata Roy Sahara were present at the time of nomination. 

Talking to newsmen after the nominations, Ramgopal Yadav said both the SP candidates would win even if the opposition decided to field their candidates. He said in the event of contest, the BSP, the BJP and the Congress would be badly exposed, as the SP had majority in the House. Referring to Jaya’s re-election, Yadav said her disqualification was result of a conspiracy of the Congress.

He said now the office of profit issue had turned into a major controversy with President APJ Abul Kalam returning the Bill with some queries. But the SP would again support the Bill, he said.

About nomination of Khan, he said the party had not been following any policy of appeasement and it was his rightful claim. It may be recalled that the RLD had nominated general secretary Jamiat Ulema Hind Maulana Mahmood Madni for the Rajya Sabha in the biennial election in April last.