Ranchi, May 31: The BJP today nominated its second candidate for the Rajya Sabha elections for two posts from the state.
Party’s state unit treasurer Mahesh Poddar filed his papers with Independent MLAs Bhanu Pratap Sahi and Gita Koda being among the signatories. Chief Minister Raghubar Das and several other leaders were present at the state assembly secretariat.
Minister of State for Minority and Parliamentary Affairs and BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who had yesterday filed one set of papers, today filed another set, party sources said.
The biennial election slated for June 11 is being held to fill two vacancies from Jharkhand.
Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi re-filed his nomination for Rajya Sabha seat in Ranchi on Tuesday. Naqbi re-filed his nomination as previous nomination was cancelled.
Later, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Chief Minister Raghubar Das, Jharkhand BJP President Tala Marandi and BJP Rajya Sabha nominee Mahesh Poddar flashed victory sign at Jharkhand assembly.
Today was the last date for the filing of nomination papers.