Various opposition parties on Thursday decided to field RJD leader Manoj Jha as their joint candidate for the September 14 election of the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman.
He filed his nomination papers today in presence of leaders of various opposition parties.
Jha will contest against NDA’s nominee Harivansh of the JD-U. Harivansh was the RS deputy chairman till his previous term was over. He has since been re-elected from Bihar.
RJD and JDU are arch-rivals in Bihar where assembly elections will be held very soon.
The Congress had said it will not let the post of deputy chairman go uncontested and decided to put up a joint candidate.