Thiruvananthapuram: LJD state president MV Shreyams Kumar will be the LDF’s Rajya Sabha candidate. He will file his nomination papers at 11.30 am on the 13th of this month.
The Rajya Sabha elections are being held to fill the vacancy created after the death of MP Veerendra Kumar.
Shreyams Kumar was unanimously selected as the candidate at the LJD executive committee meeting. At the same time, the LDF seat was handed over to the LJD with conditions. The remaining term of a vacant Rajya Sabha seat is one year and eight months. The LDF proposed that no claim be made after the term of this period.
By-polls for two Rajya Sabha seats, including in Kerala, will be held on August 24. The results will be announced later that evening. Uttar Pradesh will go to the polls to fill the vacancy created by the death of Beni Prasad Verma.