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RJD's Manoj Jha to be joint opposition candidate for RS deputy chairman post

IndiaTimes Thursday, 10 September 2020 ()
Several 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.
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