Mumbai: Congress leader and Minister of
State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajeev Shukla on Monday filed his
nomination for the biennial Rajya Sabha election from
Apart from Shukla, Nagpur-based industrialist Ajay Kumar
Sancheti filed his nomination as a BJP candidate, while NCP
fielded party general secretary D P Tripathi, Pune NCP chief
Vandana Chavan and MLC Prakash Binsale.
Today was the last date of filing of nominations. The
last date of withdrawal of papers is March 22.
Last week, Union Science and Technology Minister Vilasrao
Deshmukh, Shiv Sena`s Anil Desai and independent candidate
Sanjay Kakade filed their papers.
There are six vacancies from the state in the Rajya Sabha
as the sitting members term expires on April 2. The elections
are scheduled to be held on March 30.
Fourty-six-year-old Sancheti, with his dependent wife and
minor children, has declared assets worth Rs 76.89 crore.
His liabilities include government dues Rs 75,761. Loan
from banks, financial institutions are Rs 28,58,250. While the
loan liabilities in the name of his children are Rs 5,65,311
and Rs 5,01738.
Shukla`s assets stood at Rs 24.71 crore while Vandana
Chavan has declared assets worth Rs 2.9 crore and Tripathi has
it at Rs 24.72 lakh.