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Jaya Bachchan quits UPFDC chief?s post

UTTAR PRADESH Film Development Council (UPFDC) chairperson Jaya Bachchan resigned from the post on Wednesday in order to contest the Rajya Sabha election again. Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav has accepted the resignation with immediate effect.

india Updated: May 25, 2006 01:15 IST

UTTAR PRADESH Film Development Council (UPFDC) chairperson Jaya Bachchan resigned from the post on Wednesday in order to contest the Rajya Sabha election again. Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav has accepted the resignation with immediate effect.

The State Government had appointed her the council chairperson in 2003. The resignation comes in the wake of the Election Commission announcing the election to the Rajya Sabha seat on June 15. The seat had fallen vacant because of her disqualification.

Though the Samajwadi Party has planned to field her for the same seat once again, a formal announcement is yet to be made.

The commission had disqualified her because the UPFDC post was found to be an office of profit.

First Published: May 25, 2006 01:15 IST