Jaipur: Nomination papers of all the six
candidates, including Union Minister Anand Sharma and BJP`s
Ram Jethmalani, for June 17 biennial polls to Rajya Sabha from
Rajasthan were found valid on scrutiny today.
Apart from Sharma and Jethmalani, the other four whose
nominations were found in order are Ashaq Ali Tak and Narendra
Budhaniya (both Cong), BJP`s V P Singh and Santosh Bagdodiya,
Bagdodiya, at present, is a sitting Congress MP of the
The last date for withdrawals is June 10 and elections,
if necessary, will be held on June 17.
Biennial polls will be held for four Upper House seats
falling vacant after the completion of the term of Najma
Heptuallah, Lalit Kishore Chaturvedi, Narendra Budhaniya and
Bypoll for one RS seat, which fell vacant following the
death of BJP`s K K Valmiki, is also slated for June 17.
In the 200-seat House, the ruling Congress has 102
members, BJP (79), CPI-M (3), JD-U(1), Loktantrik Samajwadi
Party (1) and SP (1).
There are 13 Independents.