UP: Mayawati to be elected unopposed to RS
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 00:17
  
Lucknow: Only 10 nominations have been filed for as many Rajya Sabha seats from Uttar Pradesh, paving the way for unopposed election of all candidates, including BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party's Jaya Bachchan.

With the filing of nominations closing today in the biennial polls in 15 states, only 10 candidates have filed their nominations in UP, state principal secretary Vidhan Sabha Pradeep Dubey said.

With a strength of 224 MLAs in the house of 403, ruling Samajwadi Party has fielded maximum six candidates -- actor-turned-politician Jaya Bachchan, Kiranmay Nanda, Darshan Singh Yadav, Naresh Agarwal, Brij Chushan Tiwari and Munawwar Saleem.

From BSP, only two candidates -- party supremo Mayawti and Munkaad Ali -- have filed nominations and the party has a strength of 80 MLAs.

From BJP, which won 47 seats in the assembly elections, Vinay Katiyar has filed nomination, whereas Rashid Masood has filed papers as joint candidate of Congress and RLD having a combined strength of 37 MLAs.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 00:17


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