Patna: Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and five others on Monday filed their nominations for Rajya Sabha elections in Bihar. BJP's Ravi Shankar Prasad, whose tenure in the Rajya Sabha ends on April 2, filed his nomination papers along with two JD(U) candidates Bashishtha Narayan Singh and Mahendra Prasad. Singh is the president of JD(U)'s Bihar unit and a sitting member of the Rajya Sabha.
The Manoj Jha and Ashfaq Karim of the RJD and Akhilesh Prasad Singh of the Congress also filed nominations. Akhilesh Prasad Singh was a junior minister in UPA I as a representative of Lalu Prasad's RJD. Polling and counting for the Rajya Sabha elections will held on March 23. Candidates of the JD(U) and its ally the BJP filed their papers in the presence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, also the JD(U) national president, and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi.