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Patna: Noted lawyer Ram Jethmalani (93), who was formally admitted as member of RJD at 10, Circular Road residence of party president Lalu Prasad on Sunday evening, filed his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha elections on Tuesday morning. He said it will be a great experience to work as RJD member.

Jethmalani is defending Lalu  in different cases filed against him in CBI courts at Ranchi in fodder scam. Former JD(U) president Sharad yadav too filed his papers for the second term on Tuesday  along with another sitting JD()U memebr R C P Sinha, a former principal secretary to Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.  Misa Bharti, daughter of Lalu, who is an MBBS from Patna Medical College, too filed her papers as RJD candidate. She had unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha elections in 2014 from Pataliputra constitutency.

Lalu, Nitish and former CM Rabri devi were present when Misa filed her papers. Lalu and Rabri accompanied Misa from their residence to the assembly building and former union minister and RJD MP from Jharkhand Prem Chandra Gupta came along with Jethmalani who was staying in a hotel here since Sunday evening. Nitish said all the four candidates of Grand Alliance would be elected uncontested as they have got full majority .While Jethamalni would be the eldest while Misa would be the youngest candidate from Bihar.

JD (U) candidates for Bihar Vidhan Parishad elections and a former chairman of Kisan Ayog C P Sinha and sitting Rajya Sabha member Ghulam Rasool Valiyabi, RJD nominees Ranvjay Singh and S M Qamar Alam and Congress candidate Tanvir Akhtar filed their papers for council polls. Lalu later said party the would field one more candidate for Vidhan Parishad.

The lone BJP candidate for RS polls Gopal Narain Singh, who runs a private medical college at Sasaram and  also owns some mines in Rohtas, will file his papers on May 31. He was nominated to the Rajya Sabha election by party high command against the wishes of the former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi who himself was a claimant along with party national spokesman Shahnawaj Hussain. Singh was elected MLA in 1977 and had unsuccessfully contested the 2015 assembly elections. Commenting on the nomination of Singh, a BJP veteran and former minister Chandra Mohan Rai said,” Now, the end of Modi era (Sushil Kumar Modi) in Bihar BJP has come.Singh got the ticket despite strong opposition from Modi. “However, Sushil Modi in a statement welcomed the decision of the party high command.

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