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BJP Is On Full Force To Win RS Elections In These Four States
The BJP leadership appointed Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in Rajasthan, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in Haryana, G. Kishan Reddy in Karnataka and Ashwini Vaishnav has been appointed election in-charge in Maharashtra
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Elections are to be held on 57 seats of Rajya Sabha in 15 states of the country. In this, a close competition can be seen in Rajasthan, Haryana, Karnataka and Maharashtra. The BJP has increased its preparation competing the Congress by fielding one candidate each and giving support in addition to the seats that have won in these 4 states.
In these four states, BJP has given full force to win. The party has appointed four Union ministers as election in-charges. The BJP leadership appointed Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in Rajasthan, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in Haryana, G. Kishan Reddy in Karnataka and Ashwini Vaishnav has been appointed election in-charge in Maharashtra.
Elections are to be held for two Rajya Sabha seats in Haryana and there is a fight between three candidates. Here the majority figure is 31. BJP has 41 MLAs in the assembly. In such a situation, its candidate Krishna Lal Panwar can easily win. At the same time, Congress also has 31 MLAs and its candidate Ajay Maken is also likely to win. But if even one vote goes here and there, then the matter will get stuck with independent candidate Karthikeya Sharma, who is in the fray with the support of BJP-JJP.
Karthikeya Sharma is the son of former Congress leader Vinod Sharma and son-in-law of former Haryana speaker Kuldeep Sharma. JJP leader Ajay Singh Chautala said that all 10 MLAs of the party will support Karthikeya Sharma.
Talking about Rajasthan, there are 200 seats in the assembly and any candidate will need 41 votes to reach the Rajya Sabha. Congress has 108 MLAs and BJP 71 in the state. Congress is in a position to win two out of four and BJP one seat. Here the fight for the fourth candidate is expected to be tough.
In Karnataka, any candidate needs 45 votes to win. Here BJP has 122 MLAs. It has three candidates in the fray. After winning Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and actor Jaggesh, he will be left with 32 votes, which are set to go to the third candidate Lahar Singh. He will need 13 more votes. At the same time, Congress has 70 MLAs and after winning one candidate, it will be left with 25 votes. He must have 20 votes for the second candidate to win.
The battle for the Rajya Sabha elections in Maharashtra is no less interesting. From here 6 candidates will reach Rajya Sabha. He will need 42 votes. The BJP has fielded Union Minister Piyush Goyal, senior leaders Anil Bonde and Dhananjay Mahadik. BJP has enough votes to win two seats on its own.
Maharashtra's ruling alliance partners Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress have votes to get one candidate elected separately, but can simultaneously choose another candidate for the Upper House of Parliament.
Four candidates are in the fray from Mahavikas Aghadi. Among them are Sanjay Raut and Sanjay Pawar from Shiv Sena, Praful Patel from NCP and Imran Pratapgarhi from Congress. Congress and NCP can win their candidates, but only one of the two Shiv Sena's is sure to win.
BJP needs more support of 11 MLAs for the third seat. Whereas, Shiv Sena needs 30 more MLAs. His support will not be complete even from the remaining MLAs of Congress and NCP.