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Nomination papers of all three candidates for RS poll valid

Press Trust of India  |  Ranchi 

The nomination papers of the three candidates - two of the BJP and one of for the election from were found valid after scrutiny, an of the state Assembly said.

and of BJP had filed their nomination yesterday while Dheeraj Sahu of had filed his papers for the RS poll.

The said a candidate needs 27 first preference votes to get elected in the poll scheduled to be held on March 23.

In the 80-member Assembly, the ruling BJP has 43 MLAs and its ally AJSU 4, while opposition has 7 and JMM has 18 MLAs.

JVP(P) has 2 MLAs, while the BSP, MCC, and CPIML(L) has one legislators each. There are 3 Independents also

BJPs claimed in a press release that the Congress candidate neither has the full support of the JMM nor the entire opposition.

''The JMM and the Congress are levelling charges of horse trading against the BJP. This is like the thief blaming the police,'' he said and claimed that the Congress did not have the required number.

''That (lack of required number) is the reason why Congress is indulging in horse trading.''

The Congress has claimed that JMM will support its candidate in the poll.

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

First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 20:20 IST