1. Vivek Tankha files nomination for RS poll from MP

Vivek Tankha files nomination for RS poll from MP

Senior lawyer Vivek Tankha, who fought the Vyapam case in Madhya Pradesh High Court and Supreme Court on behalf of Congress leaders, today filed his nomination papers here for the Rajya Sabha poll.

By: | Bhopal | Published: May 30, 2016 5:01 PM
"We will fight with more vigour against the Vyapam scam," he said.  (PTI) “We will fight with more vigour against the Vyapam scam,” he said. (PTI)

Senior lawyer Vivek Tankha, who fought the Vyapam case in Madhya Pradesh High Court and Supreme Court on behalf of Congress leaders, today filed his nomination papers here for the Rajya Sabha poll.

Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh, chief whip in the Lok Sabha Jyotiraditya Scindia, former Union Minister and MP Kantilal Bhuria and the state Party president Arun Yadav among others were present on the occasion.

“I cannot say that whether it was a reward of fighting Vyapam case or not. But whenever there is injustice anywhere, I will stand against it,” Tankha said when asked whether it was a reward for him for fighting the multi-admission-cum- recruitment scam in Madhya Pradesh on behalf of Congress leaders.

“We will fight with more vigour against the Vyapam scam,” he said.

“Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi have reposed faith in me and I will do everything to fulfil it,” he said.

He also said that he will work for the development of Madhya Pradesh, especially Jabalpur-Narsinghpur area.

Tankha filed his nomination in four sets and a total of 40 MLAs signed his papers.

The senior lawyer presented his nomination papers to Returning Officer and Vidhan Sabha Principal Secretary Bhagwan Dev Israni.

Three seats are falling vacant from Madhya Pradesh. Out of it, two are with the BJP at present while one is with the Congress.

The BJP has re-nominated Anil Madhav Dave as its nominee and is mulling over another candidature which it is likely to announce today.

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