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Added on : 2019-08-14 20:11:29

Neeraj Shekhar, son of former prime minister Chandra Shekhar, on Wednesday filed his nomination papers as the BJP candidate for the Rajya Sabha bypoll from Uttar Pradesh.

Neeraj Shekhar, who had recently quit the Samajwadi Party and resigned from the Rajya Sabha seat, filed his papers in the presence of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, BJP state unit Swatantra Dev Singh and other senior party leaders.

Interestingly, senior SP leaders, including MLC Ravi Shankar Singh Pappu, were also present as Neeraj Shekhar submitted his nomination papers. The last date for withdrawal of candidature is August 19.

He is all set to get elected from the seat unopposed. The term of the seat is up to November 25, 2020.

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