Indian National Congress president Rahul Gandhi has approved the candidature of Akhilesh Pratap Singh and Lekhraj Sahu for the March 23 Rajya Sabha elections.
All India Congress Committee general secretary Oscar Fernandes stated on Monday that while Akhilesh Pratap Singh will contest the polls from Bihar, Lekhraj Sahu will enter the fray from Chhattisgarh. On Sunday night, the party had announced the names of ten candidates for the biennial elections from Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Jharkhand and Bengal.
The deadline for filing of nominations for the crucial polls expires this evening.(UNI)