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RS polls: Javadekar to file nomination papers tomorrow

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Prakash Javadekar will tomorrow file his nomination papers in for the biennial polls from

The elections for six seats from will be held on March 23.

The current term of Javadekar, a member of from Madhya Pradesh, will expire on April 2.

"Javadekar will file his nomination papers (at Vidhan Bhavan) tomorrow," said

With 122 MLAs in its kitty, the is the largest party in the 288-member Assembly.

With 42 votes needed for a winning candidate, the seems to be in a position to send three members to the Upper House, if it could muster support of few more MLAs.

Javadekar is the only BJP whose name has been announced so far by the BJP's Central Election Committee for Maharashtra.

Out of the six seats up for grabs, the and the NCP each held two seats while the BJP and shared the rest.

The retiring members are: (BJP), Anil Desai (Shiv Sena), and (Congress), and and D P Tripathy (NCP).

The NCP and the would be able to send only one member each to the given their current strength in the Assembly at 41 and 42, respectively.

The NCP and the have renominated their sitting members who have filed their nomination papers.

The is yet to declare its candidates.

The deadline for submission of nominations is March 12.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 22:40 IST