Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is the Congress candidate for by-polls to a Rajya Sabha seat from Rajasthan. He filed his nomination in state capital Jaipur on Tuesday.
Manmohan Singh, 86, was received at the airport by Sachin Pilot, the Deputy Chief Minister and Rajasthan Congress president.
Jaipur: Former PM Manmohan Singh files nomination for Rajya Sabha as Congress candidate, from Rajasthan. CM Ashok Gehlot and Deputy CM Sachin Pilot also present. pic.twitter.com/4dX12RavM7— ANI (@ANI) August 13, 2019
Dr. Manmohan Singh, whose tenure as Rajya Sabha MP ended in June, filed his nomination as Congress candidate for the by-election to the Upper House of Parliament from Rajasthan here on Tuesday.
Dr. Singh, who was prime minister for 10 years until his Congress-led UPA government was defeated by the BJP in 2004, was a Rajya Sabha member from Assam. But the Congress no longer has enough lawmakers to re-nominate him from the northeastern state. His term ended in June.