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Rajya Sabha polls: Congress plays caste card in its nominations from Karnataka

Rajya Sabha polls: Congress plays caste card in its nominations from Karnataka

"From which party Narayan Rane has filed his nomination?".

The BJP on Tuesday approached the Election Commission demanding that the nomination of Congress leader Naranbhai Rathwa for the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat be quashed because of several irregularities in his form.

BJP's allies the BSR (Congress) and the Karnataka Janata Party (KJP), floated by its former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, have three seats and two seats, respectively.

Extending support to Valera is seen as a tactical move of the Congress to save its second seat in case there is any threat to Rathwa's candidature.

Naqvi said they have demanded that the Congress candidate's nomination be quashed.

"I do not know how the office of profit charge is being levelled", Vats said over phone.

Agarwal made it clear after joining that his son would vote in favour of BJP candidates in Rajya Sabha elections and complained that he was compared to the woman working in films, while selecting the candidate for Rajya Sabha.




Apart from Ms. Yagnik, the Congress has fielded former Union Minister and tribal leader Naran Rathwa.

The BJP had objected to the validity of a no-dues certificate submitted by Rathwa, a former Union Minister. He claimed that senior BJP leaders had "brought in lawyers" to put pressure on the returning officer not to accept his nomination.

These amounted to disqualification from contesting election for the post of MP (Rajya Sabha) as per the provisions of the Representation of People's Act, 1951, Dalal said. He then joined the Congress party, and subsequently quit in September 2017 to float his own party, the Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksh, and declared support to the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

The Congress deployed Leader of Opposition in Assembly, Paresh Dhanani, and senior party leader Shaktisinh Gohil to put forward Rathwa's case.

Goyal said the BJP delegation informed the EC about?irregularities? in nomination forms of Rathwa and also Valera.

The nomination of Independent Paresh Moolani was rejected since it was not backed by the statutory number of proposers.


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