Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls: A must-win for both Congress and BJP

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Ellis Copeland | 13 March, 2018, 12:26

According to an announcement by the BJP general secretary J P Nadda here on Sunday, Mr Rane, a former Sena leader and who was also with Congress since 2005, will be BJP candidate from Maharashtra.

After re-nominating Union ministers Arun Jaitley, Ravishankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar, JP Nadda and Dharmendra Pradhan last week, BJP's fresh list includes a good mix of new faces and party veterans.

UP BJP vice-president JPS Rathore told PTI, "The party has fielded 11 candidates for the ongoing Rajya Sabha elections from UP".

It is apparently little consolation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah have picked the candidates with an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha election and the forthcoming Assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

Another nomination that has particularly upset the rank and file is that of businessman Rajeev Chandrasekhar. Voting, if needed, will be held on 23 March.

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Before going to Assembly, BJP's Rajya Sabha candidates reached BJP Headquarters and garlanded the statues of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, Kushabhau Thakre and Rajmata Scindia.

The TRS has the strength in the Legislature to ensure victory for all of its three candidates. The three candidates are L Hanumanthaiah, Naseer Hussain and G.C Chandrashekar - a Dalit, A Muslim, and a Vokkaligga (a dominant OBC community), respectively.

Earlier, both the parties had announced nominating two candidates - Union ministers Parsho-ttam Rupala and Mansukh Mand-aviya from the BJP, and Naran Rathwa and Amee Yagnik from the Congress. However, just minutes before the 3pm deadline, he reached the Assembly with senior Congress leaders and team of lawyers and filed his nomination.

Congress RS nominee from Maharashtra is Kumar Ketkar. The Shiv Sena has 63 members which means it has a surplus of 21 votes after it elects one of its candidates. Chandrasekhar will win only if he manages to get a section of JD (S) votes.

From Haryana, the party has made a decision to put up Lt. Gen. (retd) D.P. Vats, a former director and commandant of the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, who was earlier seen as close to Bhupinder Singh Hooda's Congress government in the state. There is also a BJP-supported Independent member. Congress spokesperson Satyavrat Chaturvedi, who is among the five retiring members, could not make to the list.

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