Opposition forces adjournment of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha: Top developments on Monday

07 March, 2018, 00:01 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • Notification issued for election of 4 candidates to Rs from Assembly

According to BJP sources Jaitely would be a party candidate from UP for Rajya Sabha.

Given the majority of the BJD in the Assembly, where it has 117 members in 147-member House, it wouldn't be hard for ruling party nominees to make it to the upper house of parliament. The BJP has 57 MLAs in the 70-member Assembly.

He, however, did not altogether deny chances of his joining the regional party.

As Chief Minister and BJD supremo has rewarded ministers and MLAs who played a key role in the party's overwhelming win in Bijepur by-poll, some former ministers have also joined the race for a berth in the Upper House.

However, the party holds its cards close to its chest when asked about ongoing speculation in the media on the issue, saying the choice of a candidate is the sole prerogative of the party s central leadership.

Congress leaders from Karanataka, Gujarat, Jharkhand and Bihar, along with the party's chief, decided who tickets will be given to.


There is likelihood of Congress not fielding its candidate and Nadda will be elected to the Rajya Sabha unopposed and without any voting, a senior BJP leader hinted.

Although state Congress president Raj Babbar put up a fearless face and sought to make little of the understanding, senior party leaders were anxious as they felt that the party could find itself pushed to the back burner if the "experiment" in the LS by-polls succeeded.

If the poll is conducted on March 23, the counting of votes will be conducted on the same day and the process will be completed by March 26.

The Congress has set its eyes on winning back as many as 10 of the 14 Rajya Sabha seats in the biennial elections in 16 states, nominations for which began with the Election Commission's notice on Monday.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.

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