Jyotiraditya Scindia Files Nomination For Rajya Sabha Polls In Madhya Pradesh (Photo Credit: Twitter/@JM_Scindia)
Jyotiraditya Scindia filed nomination for Rajya Sabha polls in Madhya Pradesh on Friday. Scindia was accompanied by former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, state BJP president V D Sharma, outgoing Rajya Sabha MP Prabhat Jha and other party BJP leaders on the occasion, reports New Agency PTI. Earlier, the BJP had named Scindia as its Rajya Sabha candidate from Madhya Pradesh soon after he joined the saffron party.
Scindia reached the Madhya Pradesh state Assembly secretariat from state BJP office at around 2 pm and submitted his papers to the returning officer, Vidhan Sabha principal secretary A P Singh.
Before reaching the BJP office for filing nomination papers, Scindia had a lunch at the residence of former minister Narottam Mishra along with other party leaders.
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.
Moreover, both Congress and BJP are set to win one seat each in the state, while the major fight appears to be for the third.
Earlier, the Congress looked to have an edge over BJP to win the third seat. Congress had 114 MLAs in the 228-member assembly and the party also enjoyed the support of four Independents, two BSP and one SP MLA.
In case the resignations of 22 rebel MLAs are accepted or they abstain from voting, the revised strength of the house will stand at 206 taking the Congress’ tally to 92 and BJP will have 107 MLAs of its own.
Scindia from BJP and Congress’ Digvijay Singh are expected to comfortably win in the polls as they are likely to be fielded for the seat, they are certain to win.
(With inputs from PTI)