Rajya Sabha Elections 2018: BJP Nominates 18 Candidates, Congress To Field 10

14 March, 2018, 00:44 | Author: Mable Gonzales
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Of all, 7 seats are vacant. Polling will be held on 23 March and the results are expected to be declared the same evening.

The Congress candidates are former Union minister Naran Rathwa-a tribal leader-and Ami Yagnik who is a lawyer and a media face for the party.

The Congress had the names of 10 of its candidates on Sunday that excluded most of its big names in the Rajya Sabha, including Rajeev Shukla and Satyavrat Chaturvedi. "This is the reason party has given me chance for RS seat".

From Jharkhand, the party has chosen Sameer Uranv, who is said to be close to CM Raghubar Das.

Amid high drama, Rathwa finally managed to file his nomination in the last hour. While Farooq filed his nomination papers before Assembly Secretary S Murthy, who is also the returning officer on Friday, he filed another set of nomination papers today.

But the airport authorities refused permission since re-carpeting was in progress.

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"The BJP, which has 122 MLAs, is barely in a position to get three candidates elected but the fourth has been brought in with a sinister design", a Congress source said.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has already filed nomination from Uttar Pradesh.

With 99 MLAs in a 182-member Assembly, the BJP can easily win two seats. At present, the opposition Congress and the NCP hold two seats each, while the Shiv Sena and the BJP have apiece each of these six seats of the Upper House of Parliament. The Congress can also send two candidates. "This would help us win the third seat as well", said deputy chief minister Nitin Patel.

The other BJP candidates who filed their nominations were Samajwadi Party turncoat Ashok Bajpai, GVL Narasimha Rao, Harnath Singh Yadav, Vijay Pal Singh Tomar, Sakal Deep Rajbhar, Kanta Kardam and Anil Jain. Rana's candidature was announced thereafter.

As Monday is the last day to fill up forms for Rajya Sabha polls, around 12:00 pm, senior journalist Kumar Ketkar submitted his application from Congress party. Patel, however, emerged victorious. The TRS has the strength in the Legislature to ensure victory for all of its three candidates.

Heading into elections, the Congress has been cautious in its steps to include all communities to key posts from the state to highlight wider representation of caste groups, hoping that these groups would back the party at the polls. His wife and son lost local elections recently.



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