Returning Officer A P Singh asked both the nominees to submit their replies by Tuesday, (Photo Credit: File Photo)
After Congress filed objections against the nomination of Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sumer Singh Solanki as BJP's Rajya Sabha candidates from Madhya Pradesh, returning officer A P Singh on Monday asked both the nominees to submit their replies by Tuesday. Earlier, Congress’ Digvijaya Singh and Phool Singh Baraiya filed written objections against Scindia and Sumer Singh Solanki, seeking the rejection of their nomination papers.
"I have asked representatives of both BJP candidates (Scindia and Solanki) to come to my office at 10 AM (on Tuesday) to give replies to the written objections. After that I will take a call on their nomination papers", news agency PTI quotes AP Singh as saying.
On Monday, Congress leader Digvijay Singh accused Scindia of not furnishing details of the cases pending against him.
Neither Scindiaji’s affidavit and nor his nomination papers have the mention of cases pending against him, Congress leader and advocate JP Dhanopia said.
Dhanopia also sought the rejection of Solanki’s nomination stating that his resignation from the college where he taught was accepted a day after he filed his nomination papers i.e. March 13.
BJP’s Rajya Sabha nominee, Sumer Singh Solanki, was an assistant professor of history at Shaheed Bheema Nayak Government Postgraduate College. He had resigned on March 12, Dhanopia added.
Earlier, Jyotiraditya Scindia had filed nomination for Rajya Sabha polls in Madhya Pradesh in the presence of former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, state BJP president V D Sharma, outgoing Rajya Sabha MP.
Morever, three Rajya Sabha seats, which will be vacant from Madhya Pradesh, are currently held by Congress veteran Digvijaya Singh, and BJP leaders Prabhat Jha and Satyanarayan Jatiya.
(With PTI inputs)