Parties announce candidates: RS polls on Mar.23

Parties announce candidates: RS polls on Mar.23

Parties announce candidates: RS polls on Mar.23

Voting to elect 58 members to the Rajya Sabha from different states will take place on March 23. It was expected that the party's parliamentary board would meet on Sunday to finalise names of candidates.

If the highly placed organisation sources are to be believed, the axe fell on Kaushik because he being sure of his candidature, had purchased the nomination form despite the fact the Central Committee was yet to announce the candidatures. Since there is still one and a half years for Lok Sabha elections, sending Saroj Pandey to Rajya Sabha, spells out two consequences.

"Arithmetically, the BJP is easily winning eight out of the 10 seats".

Today was the last day for filing nominations.

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Rao hails from Andhra Pradesh, where BJP's ties with its ally Telugu Desa Party have soured of late with the latter withdrawing its members from the National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre.

The Congress party announced that it would be fielding P Balram Naik as its candidate for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections on March 23. From Uttarakhand, Anil Baluni will fight while from Rajasthan, Kirori Lal Meena, who rejoined the BJP, and Madan Lal Saini were given ticket. Anil Agarwal will, however, remain in fray as its ninth candidate.

In Uttar Pradesh, Ashok Bajpai, one of the founding members of the Samajwadi Party who left to join the BJP a year ago, has been fielded as a candidate.

In the UP Assembly, the BJP and its allies now have 324 seats (BJP's Noorpur MLA died recently in a road accident).

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Patel's victory had proved to be a morale booster for the Congress in the assembly elections in 2017 and the party put up a good show, ensuring that the BJP's tally did not touch three digits. As of now there are seven candidates in the fray for six seats from Maharashtra.

On the other side, Congress has also released the list of 10 names for Rajya Sabha.

"I have been a quasi-BJP MP because things that my belief in giving clean government and better governance, besides providing opportunities for all are more closely aligned with BJP than any other political party", he added.

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