BJP declares candidates for March 23 RS polls

12 March, 2018, 06:34 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • Mamata Singhvi

March 12 is the last day for filing nominations for the March 23 election to the Upper House of Parliament. March 15 is the last date for withdrawal of candidature. The JD (S), with 30 MLAs excluding the seven rebels, was hoping that the Congress, which has 32 additional votes, would come to its rescue keeping postassembly election scenarios in mind. SP and BSP have already fielded one candidate each. Earlier, he was elected to the upper house as an Independent.

Prominent leaders like GVL Narshima Rao who is the party's spokesperson and Anil Jain, National General Secretary of BJP will contest from Uttar Pradesh along with Ashok Bajpai, Vijay Pal Singh Tomar, Sakal Deep Rajbhar, Kanta Kardam and Harnath Singh Yadav.

Bose claimed that the Left Front was forced to name CPI-M leader Rabin Deb as their candidate for the fifth Rajya Sabha seat in the state. Tribal leader Sameer Uranv is a candidate from Jharkhand.

Congress decision to field 3 candidates has crashed the hopes of JD (S) to win one seat with Congress support. Union human resource minister Prakash Javadekar, who was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh, is shifted to Maharashtra. Five Rajya Sabha members from Madhya Pradesh are completing their terms in April 2018.

The Rahul Gandhi-led party is getting the support of Trinamool Congress in West Bengal and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha in Jharkhand. The polls are being held for 58 Rajya Sabha seats across states, of which six are in Maharasthra. An alliance for Rajya Sabha polls is likely to be favourable to mount a challenge to the NDA in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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The name of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, besides a number of other Union ministers had figured in the first list of candidates announced on March 7.

The Congress has named Babu Prasad as the UDF opposition candidate from Kerala.

Chief minister and party president N Chandrababu Naidu finalised the two names on Sunday.

J Santosh Kumar is the nephew of the Chief Minister, while the other two belong to the OBC community. With AIMIM extending its support, the election of the TRS nominess is a clear win.

The three will file their nomination papers on Monday. It's a comfort for the BJP state leadership that they got a candidate from within the party itself.

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