Congress list of 10 leaves out all outgoing MPs, except Singhvi

Congress list of 10 leaves out all outgoing MPs, except Singhvi

Senior journalist Kumar Ketkar is the party candidate from Maharashtra.

Under the deal, her party would support the Congress candidate in the Rajya Sabha polls in Madhya Pradesh, if all its seven MLAs vote for the BSP's Rajya Sabha candidate in UP. The Congress today formally announced that it would not contest the seat. Rajeev, who is seeking a third term for Rajya Sabha, was earlier elected to the House of Elders in Parliament as an independent with BJP support in 2006 and 2012.

Former Kerala BJP chief V Muralidharan will be its second candidate from Maharashtra. The party has preferred local leaders in some key states which are going to polls later this year. The Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) has announced the names of party's general secretary J Santosh Kumar, B Lingaiah Yadav and B Prakash in Telangana.

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Elections will be held for the three seats on March 23, if the Congress does not withdraw its candidate P. Balaram Naik from the contest. "But the Congress High-command unilaterally announced their candidate from Delhi, before a conclusion could be reached", Bose alleged. Several leaders, including Mamata Banerjee, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi and former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren of the JMM have extended support to Rao's proposal, according to the TRS. Last date for filing nomination was March 12 while scrutiny of paperswould be done next day, Mr Rai said adding that willing candidates couldwithdraw their nominations by March 15.

Ramesh is now a member of the Upper House representing neighbouring Telangana since the state bifurcation. The maximum number of candidates (7) have been nominated from Uttar Pradesh, where the party has a firm majority and vacancy of 10 seats. However, the party's national leadership has picked two candidates - national spokesperson Naseer Hussain and Karnataka state unit president G Parameshwara's former political secretary G C Chandrashekar - who do not figure in Siddaramaiah's list, though they do conform to the AHINDA formula.

The YSR Congress chose businessman Vemireddy Prabhakar Reddy for the lone seat it could win and he has already filed his nomination.

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