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Rane to file nomination for RS polls from BJP quota

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Former Narayan will on Monday file his nomination papers from the BJP quota for the biennial Rajya Sabha polls from the state, sources close to him said today.

"has accepted the BJP's offer of Rajya Sabha nomination and will file his papers on Monday," the sources told

March 12 is the last day for filing nominations for the March 23 to the of Parliament. The polls are being held for 58 Rajya Sabha seats across states, of which six are in


was not available for a comment.

quit the in 2005 and later joined the He ended his over-a-decade-long association with the in September last year.

The former subsequently formed his own party, the Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksh, and allied with the BJP-led NDA.

The 65-year-old Konkan strongman, along with Devendra Fadnavis, had met in last week.

had subsequently told reporters that the saffron party had offered him a Rajya Sabha berth.

The BJP can get three candidates elected to the Rajya Sabha, given its strength of 122 MLAs in the 288-member House.

Union filed his nomination papers yesterday. The BJP is yet to announce its third candidate.

The sources said the BJP leadership had assured that he would be inducted into the Fadnavis ministry, when its expansion or reshuffle took place.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 17:10 IST
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