Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Five Karnataka candidates file nominations for RS polls

Five Karnataka candidates file nominations for RS polls

Agarwal said his son, an SP legislator, would vote for the BJP.

In Gujarat, the Congress list has created division among leaders. Answering a query on Congress filing nomination for Rajya Sabha berth, the CM said it is a part of process in democracy, which they are fulfilling.

The party has strategically chosen its candidates in Kerala, poll-bound Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh.

In Bihar, there are six vacancies.

The BJP can not win the fourth seat even with the excess Sena votes, but there are smaller parties and Independents to tap.

The Congress party on Sunday announced the names of 10 candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections in 7 states, approved by party president Rahul Gandhi. The last date to withdraw is March 15.

Meanwhile, in Gujarat, the BJP fielded three candidates on its mandate to counter a possible move by the Congress.

Congress spokesman Shaktisinh Gohil, however, said Shukla was not going to file nomination and added that the party's candidates are Rathwa and Yagnik.

BJP leaders Dharmendra Pradhan, Thawar Chand Gehlot, Ajay Pratap Singh and Kailash Soni filed nominations in the Vidhan Sabha premises here.

BJP has also chose to field Rajeev Chandrasekhar as party nominee from Karnataka while U Sameer will be saffron party candidate from Jharkhand.

It has opted for Kirori Lal Meena, an influential caste leader who had fought against it in the last Assembly polls in Rajasthan, as its candidate from the state where it is perceived to be facing anti-incumbency against the Vasundhara Raje government.

According to Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, Rana has been fielded as the party sees an opportunity for the victory of a third candidate due to the infighting in the Congress.

Former Mahila Morcha leader Saroj Pande is the BJP nominee from Chhattisgarh.

Rane quit the Shiv Sena in 2005 and later joined the Congress.

The party spokesman Mr Rao will be seeking entry into the House of Elders from Uttar Pradesh.

In terms of caste equation, the party has chose to field Naseer Hussain, a minority community leader from Ballari, L. Hanumanthaiah, a dalit from Bengaluru Rural and G.C. Chandrashekar a Vokkaliga from Hassan. The party, however, expects to get the support of seven JD (S) rebels and some independents and others.

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