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BJP candidates from Rajasthan file RS nominations

IANS  |  Jaipur 

Three BJP candidates in -- Bhupendra Yadav, and former MLA Madanlal Saini -- filed their nominations on Monday for the March 23 polls, officials said.

Yadav is Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Meena joined the BJP on Sunday.

Saini has been selected for the polls to attract the voters from class. He has been associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as well, informed sources said.

The nomination papers will be reviewed on Tuesday.

As there is no other official candidate in the fray, it is presumed that all three candidates will have a smooth entry in the which would make a total strength of 10 BJP MPs in the from

However, at the same time, there would be no member in this House from the state.

The BJP MPs from already in the Rajya Sabha are Ramkumar Verma, Narayanlal Panchariya, Ramnarayan Dudi, K.J. Alphons, and

According to informed sources, Yadav is one of the favourites of His strategic planning in the 2013 Rajasthan assembly elections was yet another reason for getting the Rajya Sabha nomination, and is also expected to play a key role in the 2018 assembly polls.

was re-inducted into the party keeping in mind the political mileage factor. He has been a community, a major in Rajasthan.

A few months ago, he had announced that he was forming a third front in the state. But on Sunday, he denied any such possibility.



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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 17:20 IST