For Upper House elections on March 23, Congress's list 0f ten includes Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Kumar Ketkar and three from Karnataka, where assembly polls are due soon.
Biennial elections are being held for 58 Rajya Sabha seats across several states and by-poll for one in Kerala.
Ajay Pratap Singh and Kailash Soni will contest from Madhya Pradesh while Narayana Rane and V Muralidharan will represent Maharashtra.
Two national general secretaries - Maharashtra in-charge Saroj Pandey and Haryana in-charge Anil Jain, are also on the list of candidates.
Meanwhile, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders Manoj Jha and Ashfaque Karim have also filed nomination papers for Rajya Sabha in Patna.
Rupala, Mandavia, and Yagnik filed their nominations well before the Election Commission's 3 pm deadline.
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It is learnt that the party has calculated the number of votes that may be lost if Thushar Vellappally is sent to Rajya Sabha on BJP's account.
There was high drama in Gujarat as Congress candidate Naranbhai Rathwa's nomination papers were not in order, prompting former minister Rajeev Shukla, who is retiring in April, to make an attempt to enter the fray. One of its leaders PK Valera has filed his nomination as an independent candidatewith the support of some CongressMLAs.
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, joined the fray once again from his home state Bihar, while Pradhan, minister for petroleum and natural gas, filed his papers from Madhya Pradesh. Nearly all the candidates are certain to win due to the party's numerical strength in respective state assemblies, party sources said.
The Sena has 63 MLAs, but the Congress does not expect to receive its surplus votes despite the smaller partner's anger at the BJP.
It was Sonia Gandhi who decided the candidature of Ketkar, a veteran journalist who is not a party member but has been publicly defending the Congress and opposing the Sangh ideology. Chandrasekhar will win only if he manages to get a section of JD (S) votes. Former union minister Subodh Kant Sahay, former minister Rajendra Singh and Sahu were in the race from Jharkhand. The Congress is not contesting the elections from the state.