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Rajya Sabha bypoll: BJP fields M J Akbar from Jharkhand

The by-election has been caused by the resignation of Kanwar Deep Singh. The polling, if necessary, will be held on July 2.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: June 22, 2015 4:38 am
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The BJP has decided to get noted journalist and its national spokesperson M J Akbar into the Rajya Sabha in a by-election from Jharkhand.

“BJP president Amit Shah has decided that M J Akbar will be the party candidate for the Rajya Sabha by-election in Jharkhand,” a party release said.

The by-election has been caused by the resignation of Kanwar Deep Singh. The polling, if necessary, will be held on July 2.

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The nominations close on Monday. The deadline for the withdrawal of nominations is June 25. This seat will hold only for a year and will be again up for a regular biennial election for a full six-year term next year.

Akbar, 64, has authored several books. Way back in 1989, he was elected to the Lok Sabha from Kishanganj in Bihar on a Congress ticket.

He joined the BJP last year, a little ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.

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    Jasbir Chawla
    Jun 22, 2015 at 3:07 pm
    राष्ट्रीय प्रवक्ता का यू टर्न : द्वारा राज्यसभा ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' राईट / लेफ़्ट / वन वे और यू टर्न सड़क के नियम हैं सुरक्षा सुगमता घूम कर तीन सौ साठ डिग्री भी राजनीति के क़ायदे बड़े हैं कब प्रवक्ता को इलहाम हो जाये टीपू सुल्तान का मुखोटा उतरे मीर जाफ़र बन जाये राजनीति की सड़क पर अबाउट टर्न होते हैं नपुंसक तर्कों के जाल भी दल से दलदल में कूदने के क़ायदे फ़ायदे ही फ़ायदे करंसी चेस्ट से लॉलीपाप बँटे होगें वरना कोई 'यूँ' ही 'यू' टर्न नहीं लेता जसबीर चावला 🐝
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      Vernaker Patil
      Jun 22, 2015 at 12:43 am
      It is known fact that Akbar is a celebrated journalist.But his political aspirations are also not hidden.He is equally an opportunist as he misused his writing skill , changed opinion against any political party which might not favor him .Akbar has always sided with political leadership which has more chances of winning at booth.The result has been very clear, twice he fought election on Congress. Once he was close confidant of Late Rajiv hi.Now his calculation seems working in his side.Akbar has no credibility as he has done injustice with his own profession of journalism.
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