New Delhi: Biennial Rajya Sabha elections next month could result in good twists, turns and exciting contests in some states. Twitter protest has surfaced in Congress over the ticket distribution, including from spokesperson Pawan Khera and actress-turned-politician Nagma.
The BJP has fielded Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and actor-turned-politician Jaggesh from Karnataka. From Maharashtra, Union Minister Piyush Goyal and Anil Sukhdevrao Bonde have been fielded for Rajya Sabha polls, party general secretary Arun Singh announced.
He said Kavita Patidar would contest from Madhya Pradesh, while nominees from Uttar Pradesh include senior leader Laxmikant Vajpayee, Radhamohan Agarwal, Surendra Singh Nagar, Baburam Nishad, Darshana Singh and Sangeeta Yadav.
BJP has given tickets to Satish Chandra Dubey and Shambhu Sharan Patel from Bihar, whereas Kalpana Saini will contest from Uttarakhand, Krishan Lal Panwar from Haryana and Ghanshyam Tiwari from Rajasthan.
Biennial elections for 57 Rajya Sabha seats will be held across 15 states on June 10.
Congress drops Azad, Anand Sharma
Congress leader and former actress Ms Nagma has taken to Twitter to say that she has been let down by Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera in a Hindi tweet, wrote – “Shayed meri tapsaya mein kucch kami rah gayi (Maybe there is something missing in my penance)”.
Interestingly, two G-23 ‘rebel leaders’ to be adjusted among Rajya Sabha nominees are Vivek Tankha from Madhya Pradesh and Mukul Wasnik from Rajasthan. Rahul Gandhi’s trusted men, Randeep Surjewala, chief spokesperson and AICC general secretary in-charge of Rajasthan, Ajay Maken, are among ten leaders to bag Congress party nomination for the Rajya Sabha elections next month.
Prominent absentees from the Congress list are G-23 veterans, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma-former LoP and deputy leader in Rajya Sabha, respectively.