Out of 57 seats, the Congress and BJP currently hold 14 each.
Now it has decided to back the JMM candidate —- Soren’s son Basant —- along with Babulal Marandi’s JVM and a Left party.
Amarinder asserted his confidence over Rahul Gandhi, saying he was ready to take charge as the Congress chief now
Supported by Cong and others, Morarka may break BJP’s hopes of all its 4 men elected unopposed.
In the past, Jharkhand has had unheralded RS nominees who got elected.
The RS polls took an interesting turn with an independent candidate Preeti Mohapatra filing her nomination papers at the last moment, making it 12 candidates for 11 seats from the state.
The RS and MLC elections will be held on June 10 and June 11, respectively.
Sibal, who was accompanied by wife Promila while filing papers at Vidhan Bhavan in Lucknow, declared total assets — movable and immovable — worth over Rs 184 crore.
Sources said the decision to replace Modi — who had reportedly been assured a berth in the Upper House — was taken in the “last moments” and came as a surprise
For the seat vacated by PCC chief Saif-ud-Din Soz, there is a contest between Fayaz Mir of PDP and NC’s Sajjad Kitchloo.
Elections to 10 RS seats will be held this year — the first lot of four seats are in J&K.
Sharad Yadav was elected unopposed to the seat vacated by LJP President Ramvilas Paswan after LS polls.
JD(U) national president Sharad Yadav likely to be nominated for the Upper House.
The High Court had disposed of the petition by the NGO after noting that the probe was being conducted satisfactorily and there was no need to monitor it.
Prominent among those elected include actor Mithun Chakraborty (West Bengal), T Subbirami Reddy (Andhra Pradesh) and Sanjay Singh (Assam).