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BJP names 18 candidates including Narayan Rane for Rajya Sabha polls

The party's choices for the Rajya Sabha indicate an effort on its part to strengthen its social equations in the states going to the polls this year

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Former Narayan Rane, BJP general secretaries and Pandey and its spokespersons and G V L are among the 18 names announced by the party today as its candidate for the upcoming biennial elections to the

The party has fielded from Maharashtra, Jain and Rao from Uttar Pradesh, Pandey from and Baluni from Uttarakhand, according to a party statement.

Other party candidates are Kirodi Lal Meena and Madan Lal Saini from Rajasthan, former party V Muraleedharan from Maharashtra, and from Madhya Pradesh, from Karnataka, from and (retd) D P Vats from

Ashok Bajpai, Vijay Pal Singh Tomar, Sakaldeep Rajbhar, and Harnath Singh Yadav, besides Jain and Rao, are its candidates from Uttar Pradesh, the statement said.

The party's choices for the indicate an effort on its part to strengthen its social equations in the states going to the polls this year and also to bolster its position in where it has been traditionally weak.

All the candidates are almost certain to win due to party's strength in respective state assemblies. The biennial elections will be held on March 23 and tomorrow is the last date for filing the nominations.

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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 22:08 IST
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