Narayan Rane gets BJP support for Rajya Sabha polls from Maharashtra

12 March, 2018, 10:45 | Author: Bert Pena
  • Jaya Bachchan Uttar Pradesh Politician Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabha

The former Shiv Sena chief minister subsequently formed his own party, the Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksh, and allied with the BJP-led NDA.

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 party's choices for the Rajya Sabha indicate an effort on its part to strengthen its social equations in the states going to the polls this year and also to bolster its position in Andhra Pradesh where it has been traditionally weak.

Mr Baluni, who heads the party's media departments, has been fielded from Uttarakhand while Mr Rao, a spokesperson and psephologist as well, will file his nomination from Uttar Pradesh.

There will be 59 vacancies in the Rajya Sabha in April, including 17 from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and 12 from the Congress party.

Besides these seven ministers, the BJP has renominated its General Secretary Bhupender Yadav from Rajasthan.

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Bengaluru:Independent RajyaSabha member Rajeev Chandrasekhar, who has been given a BJP ticket to contest the upcoming RajyaSabha biennial elections from Karnataka, will join the BJP on Monday.

The party has nominated senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi from West Bengal.

The elections for the nearly 60 vacant RS seats would be held on March 23. Singhvi will be nominated from West Bengal, where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had already pledged her party's support to him.

Chauhan said the BharatiyaJanata Party (BJP) during the previous RajyaSabha polls had not fielded any candidates against Anand Sharma and Viplove Thakur and the party has taken this in-principle decision in view of these facts.

Mumbai: Congress on Sunday nominated veteran journalist Kumar Ketkar, a recipient of the Padmashri award for Rajys Sabha elections. With AIMIM extending its support, the election of the TRS nominess is a clear win.

By fielding a Vokkaliga leader as the third candidate, it has put the JD (S) in a spot.


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