Dehradun: BJP candidate Tarun Vijay on Monday
filed his nomination papers for the lone Rajya Sabha seat in
Uttarakhand, elections for which are scheduled on June 17.
Vijay, BJP`s national spokesman, who was accompanied by
state party chief Bishan Singh Chufal and Chief Minister
Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank, reached the office of Vidhan Sabha
Secretary and Returning officer, Mahesh Chandra, and filed his
nomination papers in two sets, official sources said here.
In each of the two sets, 10 party MLAs have proposed his
name for the Upper House seat, which will be vacated on July
1. The seat is being currently held by Capt Satish Sharma of
Earlier, Vijay, also a journalist, visited the famous
Tapkeshwar Mahadev temple here and offered prayers.
The election of Vijay to the Rajya Sabha seems certain as
the BJP enjoys majority with 36 members in the House of 70.
While three independents are also supporting BJP candidate,
three-member Uttarakhand Kranti Dal, ruling party`s ally, is
yet to decide on the issue.