Meanwhile, Jaya Bachchan was a former Rajya Sabha member. During the filing of her nomination for Rajya Sabha as a Samajwadi Party candidate, the newly elected Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and other party MLAs were present there.
For now, Jaya is the 6th Samajwadi Party candidate to file her nomination for the Upper House. Naresh Agarwal, Kiranmay Nanda, Darshan Singh Yadav, Brijbhushan Tiwari and Munawwar Saleem are the other and had already filled their nominations for the Rajya Sabha.
Samajwadi Party, the party that came-up with a strength of 225 (with one Independent MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya) in the 403-member Uttar Pradesh Assembly, can send six members to the Rajya Sabha.