Dharmendra Pradhan elected to Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh

Rajya Sabha polls Naranbhai Rathwa files nomination from Gujarat

Three ruling Congress candidates and one each from BJP and JDS filed their nominations on March 12, the last day for filing nominations.

Parshottam Rupala and Mansukh Mandaviya of the BJP and, Naran Rathwa and Amee Yagnik of the Congress were declared elected.

BJP has nominated Rajeev Chandrashekar, who was an independent Rajya Sabha member and joined the party on Monday, and the JDS, B M Farooq.

On March 13, the BJP took objection to Rathwa's candidature during the scrutiny of forms alleging that he had filed a "fake" no-dues certificate along with his nomination forms.

With the BJP nominee withdrawing her papers, the election of the remaining six candidates, including Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, is now a mere formality.

In a dramatically pleasant twist to the high drama on nomination day, election for the four Rajya Sabha seats from Gujarat Assembly saw an amicable conclusion on Thursday. The JD (S), fully aware of its rebel MLAs' plan to join the Congress ahead of Karnataka assembly Election 2018, has now chose to bring in a legal checkmate. As of now there are seven candidates in the fray for six seats from Maharashtra.

"Maharashtra State Commission for Women chairperson Vijaya Rahatkar has withdrawn from the fray", the state's Parliamentary Affairs Minister Girish Bapat said here today. Each nominee will require 38 votes each to be elected from the 182-member state assembly.

"Pandey and Sahu did not withdraw from the race on the last date of withdrawal of nominations", state Assembly Secretary Chandra Shekhar Gangrade, who is also the election officer, told PTI. Three of the seats went to the BJP, and one each to ally Shiv Sena and the opposition Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party.

A senior Congress MLA, on the condition of anonymity, said, "The party may have other national-level equations in mind, but there is no point in humiliating us in front of the TMC, which has tried to destroy the Congress in the state by poaching on our leaders and MLAs".

The Shiv Sena on Tuesday questioned the BJP for fielding Rane for RS poll when he was not even a member of their party.


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