Lucknow: Actor-politician Jaya Bachchan today filed her nomination for Rajya Sabha as a Samajwadi Party candidate.
A former Rajya Sabha member, Jaya filed her nomination in the presence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and other party MLAs.
Actor-politician Jaya Bachchan today filed her nomination for Rajya Sabha as a Samajwadi Party candidate. Pawan Kumar/Reuters
Jaya was earlier elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2004 as SP nominee and completed her term in 2010. She, however, refused re-nomination.
She is the sixth Samajwadi Party nominee to file her nomination for the Upper House. Naresh Agarwal, Kiranmay Nanda, Darshan Singh Yadav, Brijbhushan Tiwari and Munawwar Saleem had yesterday filed their nominations.
Samajwadi Party, which has a strength of 225 (with one Independent MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya) in the 403-member Uttar Pradesh Assembly, can send six members to Rajya Sabha.