Complete list of BJP, Congress candidates for Rajya Sabha polls

Rajya Sabha Elections 2018 Full List of 18 BJP Candidates in Fray

Rajya Sabha Elections 2018 Full List of 18 BJP Candidates in Fray

The Rajya Sabha elections are scheduled for March 23, 2018. Anil Jain, Rao, Ashok Bajpai, Vijay Pal Singh Tomar, Sakal Deep Rajbhar and Kanta Kardam from UP. The polling and counting will take place on March 23.

State president of RJD Ram Chandra Purvey announced the names of candidates before media persons at party office.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has already filed nomination from Uttar Pradesh.

The last day of filing of nomination papers witnessed some drama as news came that Mr. Rathwa's nomination was technically defective and a senior national leader, Rajiv Shukla, was being rushed to file the nomination. One of its leaders PK Valera has filed his nomination as an independent candidatewith the support of some CongressMLAs.

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With the BJP's tally in the state assembly only being 99, it has the strength to get only two candidates elected. The three candidates are L Hanumanthaiah, Naseer Hussain and G.C Chandrashekar - a Dalit, A Muslim, and a Vokkaligga (a dominant OBC community), respectively.

The ruling BJP in Gujarat would want to defeat the Congress for the setback it suffered after Ahmed Patel managed to win the Rajya Sabha seat in 2017.

Apart from Akhilesh, those who filed their nominations were the RJD's Manoj Jha and Ahmad Ashfaque Karim, the JDU's Bashishtha Narayan Singh and King Mahendra, and the BJP's Ravi Shankar Prasad who filed his nomination for the fourth consecutive term.

On the other side, Congress has also released the list of 10 names for Rajya Sabha. The Congress which has seven MLAs has also made a decision to support the BSP candidate. The party's choices for the Rajya Sabha indicate an effort on its part to strengthen its social equations in the states going to the polls this year and also to bolster its position in Andhra Pradesh where it has been traditionally weak. BM Farooq filed nomination as a JDS candidate. Since they are officially the Congress MLAs as per records, the party can bring a psychological pressure on them by issuing a whip to vote for the official candidate.

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