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How can Rane be BJP's RS candidate without membership: Sena

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The today asked how be the ally BJP's candidate for Rajya Sabha from when he is not a member of the saffron party.

quit the in 2005 on a bitter note and joined the He ended his association with the in September 2017 to form Swabhiman Paksh, and declared support to the BJP-led NDA.

"From which party has filed his nomination? If the has made him a member, when did he accept BJP's membership?" senior said, speaking to reporters here.

If has become a member, did he resign from his own newly founded outfit first, the asked.

"How can the of one party be a member of another party? According to the rules, if a party wants to give a ticket to the of another party, he has to be made a primary member of the party giving the ticket. Otherwise, the candidate cannot fill the 'B' form (handed out by the party giving the ticket)," Parab said.

The has fielded its former unit V Muralidharan, Narayan Rane, and Women's Commission for Rajya Sabha election from the state on March 23.

has fielded veteran Kumar Ketkar, NCP has fielded Vandana Chavan, while is the Sena's candidate.

As per the numbers in the Assembly, the can win three Rajya Sabha seats and the Sena, and NCP one each.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 21:45 IST