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BJP candidates to file Rajya Sabha nomination today

by RajasthanDirect
Jan 28, 2014

BJP’s three candidates for Rajya Sabha will file their nomination papers today. The Rajya Sabha elections will take place on February 7.

The three – BJP’s chief of Delhi unit Vijay Goel, former revenue minister Ramnarayan Dudi and former president of Jodhpur unit Narayan Panchariya – met chief minister Vasundhara Raje in the assembly on Monday. All the three are likely to attend the BJP legislature party meeting in the assembly on Tuesday before filing nomination papers in the presence of Raje and other senior legislators.

Vijay Goel arrived in Jaipur on Monday morning to a rousing welcome by BJP workers at the airport. Interacting with the media, Goel said he had an old connect with the state and was a frequent visitor here. Following the meeting with Raje, Goel said: “My nomination from the state is fortunate. I assure my support for the state in all the possible ways. Issues related to development of the state, towards which Raje is dedicated, would be raised in Rajya Sabha.”

Goel’s nomination is seen as a reward for him for stepping back in favour of Harsh Vardhan as chief minister candidate in Delhi.

The Rajya Sabha nominees also pledged their support for campaigning in the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls. “Representing the state in Rajya Sabha is a big responsibility given by the party. I will take up the issues related to the state and also work to ensure that the party meets its ‘Mission 25’ target in the Lok Sabha polls,” said Panchariya, who added that he is positive about the ‘lotus’ blooming in all the 25 Lok Sabha constituencies.

Tuesday is the last day for filing nominations for the elections, which are being held as Om Prakash Mathur and Gyan Prakash Pilania of the ruling BJP and Prabha Thakur of the opposition Congress would retire from the upper house on April 9.

The Congress appears on a weak ground to retain the third seat falling vacant. The BJP with its unprecedented strength in the assembly is poised to get its candidates elected to all Rajya Sabha seats that fall vacant in the state in the next five years. The Congress, therefore, is unlikely to nominate any candidate for the biennial elections.

src: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/BJP-candidates-for-Rajya-Sabha-to-file-papers-today/articleshow/29458139.cms

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