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Rajya Sabha election: Challenges for Congress in Rajasthan and Haryana. A look at numbers

Congress has nominated three candidates from Rajasthan including party's communication department in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala, Mukul Wasnik and Pramod Tiwari.

Vijai Laxmi Reported by: Vijai Laxmi New Delhi Updated on: June 02, 2022 23:20 IST
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Highlights

  • Congress has fielded 3 candidates from Rajasthan for Rajya Sabha elections
  • Congress party fears of cross voting due to independent candidates in both states
  • Rajya Sabha elections for 57 seats across 15 states will take place on June 10

Rajya Sabha election news: Congress party candidates from Rajasthan will be having a challenging scenario ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections on June 10.

The grand-old party has nominated three candidates from Rajasthan including party's communication department in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala, Mukul Wasnik and Pramod Tiwari. However, it's going to be a challening task for the party to clear road for all three candidates for Rajya Sabha. Let's take a look at how the number game stands currently.

For one Rajya Sabha seat in Rajasthan, a candidate must secure vote of 41 MLAs. So, according to this, the Congress party will need 115 MLAs to win all three seats in the state.

Now, Congress claims the support of independent MLAs and if we add up that number, then they seem to have the support of 125 MLAs.

But, if an Independent votes for any other candidate due to the nomination of Subhash Chandra who has also filed nomination as an independent candidate, then it may become a challening task for Congress's third candidate Pramod Tiwari.

Haryana

In Haryana too, the Congress has become cautious after the nomination of Kartikeya Sharma.

Ajay Maken is the Congress candidate from the state. The party claims support of 31 seats while one needs support of 30 MLAs to secure a seat.

But after Kartikeya Sharma's nomination, Congress fears that cross-voting may take place.

Meanwhile, the grand-old party called a meeting of its MLAs in Delhi ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections.

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