Congress nominates Rajni Patil for Rajya Sabha bypoll from Maharashtra

  • | Monday | 20th September, 2021

New Delhi, Sep 20 (PTI) The Congress on Monday nominated Rajni Patil as its candidate for the upcoming Rajya Sabha by-election from Maharashtra. The Rajya Sabha seat fell vacant after the demise of Rajeev Satav a few months ago. Patil is a former member of Rajya Sabha and currently the Congress" in-charge of party affairs in Jammu and Kashmir. "Congress President Sonia Gandhi has approved the candidature of Rajni Patil...for the ensuing by-election to the Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra," according to a statement from AICC General Secretary in-charge of Central Election Committee Mukul Wasnik. Wasnik, who hails from Maharashtra, was a contender for the Congress ticket for the seat. Wasnik was among the group of 23 leaders who had written to Sonia Gandhi seeking organisational overhaul and elections to all party posts. PTI SKC SMN SMN

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