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BJP's 4th RS nomination causes flutter in polls

With 324 members the BJP and its allies are sure to win eight seats. This will leave 28 additional votes with the saffron party With 324 members the BJP and its allies are sure to win eight seats. This will leave 28 additional votes with the saffron party
Sammy Stanley | 14 March, 2018, 10:46

He contested 2016 Rajya Sabha elections and was defeated. The day started with a buzz that Rathwa may not file his nomination in absence of required documents.

The BJP has fielded four candidates while as Congress, nationalist Congress Party and Shiv Sena has fielded one each. But the BJP is "Bahut Jhoothi Party" (big lying party). Just ahead of the 3 pm deadline, he somehow managed to furnish the required documents. As Javdekar is union minister his win is considered a surety; Rane was persuaded by BJP to accept the nomination after lots of efforts so his win is also considered to be a foregone conclusion and since Murlidharan is a senior party leader from Kerala and needed to be accommodated, his win is also considered to be a sure shot.

Senior Congress leader Sonal Patel resigned as Gujarat Pradesh Mahila Congress president on Monday after the party nominated Amee Yagnik for the Rajya Sabha seat.

Kadam is the first BJP leader who came out in support of Rane after Shiv Sena MLC and whip of the party in council raised some questions against BJP fielding Rane as its RS nominee.

Asked if the BJP approached the Central Election Commission on the issue, Gohil said: "Let them go wherever they (BJP) want to".

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However, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala accused the BJP of playing a motivated games and said,"The BJP played this lowly game during Ahmed Patel's election and now again".

Vaghani said: "We are awaiting the Returning Officer's orders and will decide the next course of action after examining the document".

"We have informed Election Commission about the irregularities in nomination forms of Congress Rajya Sabha candidate Naran Rathwa and independent PK Valera, also there is no proper mention of criminal cases against Rathwa in his affidavit", Goyal told reporters. Read Also: Cong names Rathwa, Yajnik for Rajya SabhaRumour mills After Congress officially declared the names of its two candidates from Delhi late on Sunday, news surfaced that Rathwa would be replaced by Rajiv Shukla who would be flying to Gujarat.

Meanwhile, the BJP has reportedly chose to field Rajiv Chandrashekar, who hails from Kerla, as its candidate due to pressure from the RSS.

The nomination of Independent Paresh Moolani was rejected since it was not backed by the statutory number of proposers.

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