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Rajya Sabha polls: It’s Misa Bharti from Lalu family this time, Jethmalani is other RJD candidate

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PATNA: All the four candidates of the Grand Alliance filed their nominations together in the Bihar state assembly today in the presence of top leaders such as chief minister Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad.

RJD chief Prasad’s eldest daughter Misa Bharti and prominent lawyer Ram Jethmalani filed their papers from the RJD.

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Initially, Prasad’s wife Rabri Debi was supposed to file her papers but the party had to effect last minute change its plan, sources said.

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Misa had contested the last parliamentary elections from Patliputra LS seat but she lost to her ‘uncle’ Ram Kripal Yadav.

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Misa Bharti filing nomination papers in the office of assembly secretary in Patna on Monday

Likewise, the selection of famed criminal lawyer Jethmalani as RJD’s second RS nominee assumes much significance given the fact that party president is accused in at least six fodder scam cases. He has already been convicted in one such case.

He said thanks to the RJD president for his RS nominations

From JD-U, former party chief Sharad Yadav and RCP Singh filed their nomination papers.

Image Caption: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar scanning nomination papers of Misa Bharti at the state assembly

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