Mumbai, Sept. 20 -- The All India Congress Committee has picked former MP and party's in charge of Jammu and Kashmir Rajni Patil as party candidate for Rajya Sabha bypoll to be held on October 4. The bypoll was necessitated due to the demise of party's sitting MP Rajiv Satav in May this year. Significantly, Patil was recommended for nomination to Maharashtra legislative Council as one among 12 persons appointed by the Governor.

Patil, 62, who is currently party's in-charge of Jammu and Kashmir, served as Rajya Sabha MP for five years till April 2018 on the seat fallen vacant after the demise of former Union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh. She was elected to Lok Sabha in 1996 from Beed as a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate. She is consi...