Lucknow, May 26 (ANI): The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Wednesday decided to re-nominate outgoing member and film actress Jaya Bachchan in the biennial elections to the Rajya Sabha.
The decision came as a surprise, as Bachchan is considered close to former party general secretary Amar Singh who was dismissed in February.
Bachchan's election is slated take place on June 10.
The party's parliamentary board met here and also decided to field former Union Minister Rashid Masood.
Currently, the Samajwadi Party has 11 members in the Rajya Sabha.
For the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council, the party would field three candidates-Balram Yadav, Ram Sunder Das Nishad and Ram Naresh Yadav.
Among the 13 council members, the party had five. (ANI)