Special Correspondent

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday thanked Congress president Sonia Gandhi for nominating Haryana Congress working president Ram Parkash as the party's candidate for the ensuing Rajya Sabha by-election from the State.

Talking to media persons soon after Dr. Ram Parkash filed his nomination papers for the lone Rajya Sabha seat from the State, Mr. Hooda described the Budget presented by Finance Minister Birender Singh as "good as no new tax had been levied''.