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Resorting to resort politics, Shiv Sena has already shifted its MLAs to Trident Hotel in Malad on Tuesday ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls.
The ruling Congress fielded three candidates from the state for the Rajya Sabha. The BJP has nominated one candidate and is backing a media baron Sub hash Chandra as an independent candidate.
Earlier in the day, Railway Minister and BJP's observer for Rajya Sabha elections in Maharashtra, Ashwini Vaishnaw, held a meeting with state BJP leaders. The Leader of Opposition, Devendra Fadnavis, stated that all the MLAs should vote as per their conscience.
"We wanted to postpone dates of RS elections so that no horse-trading is being done. BJP's intention is clear, they want to use money & central investigative agencies to destroy the environment. We are in power, they shouldn't forget this," Raut said.
The names of former Union minister Mukul Wasik, Rajasthan, and Vivek Tankha, Madhya Pradesh, were also put forward. These two were a part of the group of 23 leaders who had written to Congress president Sonia Gandhi in 2020 seeking a large scale organizational overhaul.
Sources say Sibal may get the support of Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh like the last time. He may get the excess votes of SP and its allies.
The Aam Aadmi Party has nominated former cricketer Harbhajan Singh, Lovely Professional University founder Ashok Mittal, AAP MLA Raghav Chadha, IIT Delhi faculty Sandeep Pathak and industrialist Sanjeev Arora for the March 31 Rajya Sabha polls.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) recently finalised three names who will be the party's candidates in the upcoming Rajya Sabha election. These include Harbhajan Singh, Dr Sandeep Pathak and Raghav Chadha.
The BJP on Tuesday fielded Jai Prakash Nishad as its candidate for the by-election to a Rajya Sabha seat from Uttar Pradesh. The seat fell vacant following the demise of Samajwadi Party MP Beni Prasad Verma.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and nearly 100 Congress and independent MLAs stayed overnight at a resort on the Delhi-Jaipur highway, amid allegations that the BJP was trying to poach ruling party legislators ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls.
JD(S) patriarch H D Deve Gowda has decided to contest the June 19 Rajya Sabha elections from Karnataka, and will be filing his nominations on Tuesday, his son and former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said on Monday.
The state BJP core committee that includes Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and state unit chief Nalin Kumar Kattel among other senior leaders, has shortlisted three names, which will be sent to party high command, sources said.
After resignations of three MLAs ahead of the June 19 Rajya Sabha polls, the Congress party in Gujarat has shifted several legislators to resorts and bungalows to thwart any "poaching" bid, news agency PTI reported today.
Rajya Sabha polls for a total of six seats in Arunachal Pradesh, Karnataka and Mizoram will be held on June 19
BJP nominees Ram Chander Jangra, Dushyant Kumar Gautam and Congress' Deepender Singh Hooda, all candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections from Haryana, filed their nominations here on Friday.
Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee on Sunday announced the names of Arpita Ghosh, Mausam Noor, Dinesh Trivedi and Subrata Bakshi as the party candidates for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls.
The bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M.Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y.Chandrachid reserved the order, observing that Rajya Sabha elections are complicated as it is and why does the Election Commission wants to make it more complicated.
Akhilesh Yadav also said his wife Dimple Yadav may not contest the next Lok Sabha elections to blunt the nepotism charge that political opponents hurl at Samajwadi Party (SP), which he leads.