Mumbai: Seven candidates filed nomination papers on Monday for the polls to the six vacant seats from Maharashtra in the Rajya Sabha. Union ministers Parshottam Rupala and Mansukh Mandavia are the BJP nominees.
A contest looks certain in Uttar Pradesh with 14 candidates filing their nominations for the 10 seats. JD (U) spokesperson K C Tyagi might be considered later for the seat held by Sharad Yadav. NDA is set to get a big surge in the upper house when votes are counted. Former Maharashtra Congress leader Narayan Rane and the BJP's Kerala face V Muralidharan are the the BJP candidates from Maharashtra. The BJP will be putting up three candidates, the Congress two, and there will be an independent candidate.
Former Rajya Sabha member Dhiraj Prasad Sahu was nominated as Congress candidate from Jharkhand.
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The maximum number of candidates fielded by the Congress party are in Karnataka, with 3 nominations, namely Dalit poet L. Hanumanthaiah, Vokkalinga leader G.C. Chandrasekhar and Syed Naseer Hussain. He belongs to the Vokkaliga community.
The SP's decision to field Jaya Bachchan as the party's candidate from the single seat it is likely to win led to the resignation of party veteran Naresh Agarwal from the party. The Congress had earlier turned down JD (S)'s request to back its candidate, businessman BM Farook.
However, soon after the names of candidates were announced, the Congress witnessed an internal fight with Gujarat Congress women's wing president Sonal Patel resigning from her post.
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BJP state General Secretary N Ravikumar has made a controversial statement by calling Dakshina Kannada district incharge Minister Ramanath Rai, and Food and Civil Supplies Minister UT Khader "terrorists".
However, state Congress President Bharatsinh Solanki said both Yagnik and Rathwa would win their seats. "According to me, the ministers in coastal Karnataka - Ramanath Rai and UT Khader - are no less than any terrorist", he had said at the BJP Law and Parliamentary Affairs meeting. "We are hopeful of winning all three sears", said Congress leader Paresh Dhanani, who is the leader of Opposition in the state assembly.
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