Friday, 22 June, 2018

Arun Jaitley files nomination for Rajya Sabha polls from Uttar Pradesh

Amitabh Bachchan with his wife Jaya Bachchan Amitabh Bachchan with his wife Jaya Bachchan
Sammy Stanley | 13 March, 2018, 12:29

Meena had walked out of the BJP in 2008 and rejoined the party two days ago.

However, the entry of Valera, a former IAS officer and current general secretary of the Gujarat Congress, has made the elections interesting.

Uttar Pradesh will have 10 vacancies.

Nominating Bajpai and Yadav is keeping with Shah's policy of recruiting caste leaders from other parties who can help the BJP expand its footprint, the party's officials explained. While SP has nominated Bachchan, the BSP has nominated Bhimrao Ambedkar to the post.

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Having faced desertion of four out of its six Bihar legislative council members earlier this month, the Congress was considered vulnerable in the event of a contest for the sixth seat. The Congress had at that time taken only one seat. While the BJP with a strength of 99 legislators in the Assembly can send its two nominees, the Congress with a strength of 77 in the House can also send only two nominees. Last date for filing nomination was March 12 while scrutiny of paperswould be done next day, Mr Rai said adding that willing candidates couldwithdraw their nominations by March 15. However, it is said that Rathwa, hailing from Chhotaudepur, a tribal belt, was assured Rajya Sabha ticket during 2017 assembly elections. "We have chose to join hands with the secular forces against the oppressive and communal politics and chose to vote for the BSP candidate", Lallu said, adding that the central leadership of the party has been apprised of the decision and they have supported it. Later, BJP's Kiritsinh Rana, a former MLA, entered the race as the third candidate. "This shows that the Congress votes will get divided", said Gujarat Deputy CM Nitin Patel. Saroj Pandey will represent BJP from Chhattisgarh.

Madan Lal Saini will be the second BJP candidate from Rajasthan. Meanwhile, the Congress announced its RS pick and named former editor Kumar Ketkar who once headed Marathi daily Loksatta. The three candidates are L Hanumanthaiah, Naseer Hussain and G.C Chandrashekar - a Dalit, A Muslim, and a Vokkaligga (a dominant OBC community), respectively. Chandrasekhar will win only if he manages to get a section of JD (S) votes.

Senior lawyer and Congress spokesman Abhishek Manu Singvi filed his nomination from West Bengal with the support of the state's ruling TMC. The Congress has little chance of getting its nominee elected from Telangana.

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