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Rajya Sabha Election: SP names RLD Chief Jayant Chaudhary to contest the polls

Rastriya Lok Dal chief Jayant Chaudhary with Akhilesh Yadav

Lucknow: Samajwadi Party on Thursday declared Rashtriya Lok Dal’s (RLD) Jayant Chaudhary as their joint candidate for the Rajya Sabha elections.

The Samajwadi Party in a Twitter post announced that the party’s ally and RLD’s chief Jayant Chaudhary will be its candidate for one of the three upper house seats that the party has in Rajya Sabha.

Earlier on Wednesday, Kapil Sibal and Javed Ali filed their nominations for the Rajya Sabha polls. Sibal said that he had quit the Congress last week and is in the fray as an independent candidate with the support of Akhilesh Yadav's SP.

Elections to 57 Rajya Sabha seats spread across 15 states will take place on June 10. The maximum number of seats is in Uttar Pradesh, with polls to be held for 11 vacancies.

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