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Jaya Bachchan files nomination for RS poll

She was disqualified in March after a complaint filed by a Kanpur-based Cong leader that she held an office of profit.

india Updated: Jun 01, 2006 13:10 IST

Film actress Jaya Bachchan filed her nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha bye-poll from Uttar Pradesh as a Samajwadi Party candidate on Thursday.

Bachchan filed two sets of nomination papers before the returning officer and Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha Principal Secretary RP Pandey in the presence of Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and Samajwadi Party National General Secretary Amar Singh and other senior party leaders.

Former Samajwadi MP from Muzaffarnagar Amir Alam also filed his nomination papers for the other Rajya Sabha seat.

Bachchan was disqualified in March following a complaint filed by a Kanpur-based Congress leader that she held an office of profit. She was the chairperson of Uttar Pradesh Film Development Corporation, which she quit recently.

First Published: Jun 01, 2006 13:10 IST