Rajya Sabha polls: BJP decides not to field candidate against Manmohan Singh

India Today

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to give former Prime Minister and Congress's Rajya Sabha candidate from Rajasthan, Manmohan Singh a walkover.

The party has decided that it will not contest the Rajya Sabha elections from Rajasthan.

A BJP source confirmed to India Today TV that the decision regarding letting Manmohan Singh's candidature in Rajasthan go unopposed was taken by the central BJP in Delhi. This was confirmed by senior BJP leader and Leader of Opposition Gulab Chand Kataria.

"BJP will not fill its Rajya Sabha candidate from Rajasthan," senior BJP leader Gulab Chand Kataria said.

Earlier in the day, former PM Manmohan Singh reached Jaipur for filing his nomination for Rajya Sabha election.

After arriving at Jaipur in the morning, Manmohan Singh held deliberations with Congress leaders, including Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot over his nomination.

Manmohan Singh had been a Member of Parliament in the Upper House for the Congress party from Assam for almost three decades.

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