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Yadav, Meena, Saini set to get walkover in RS polls from Rajasthan

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

All three BJP candidates for the biennial election, Dr Kirori Meena, and appear set to be elected unopposed as no other contestant has filed their nomination, an said.

The last date for withdrawing nomination is March 15 when the BJP candidates will be declared elected unopposed, Legislative Assembly said.

said today she was confident that tribal leader and MLA Kirori Lal Meena's coming back to the BJP will be a step towards making the state Congress-free.

The said this outside the Assembly after Meena filed his nomination for the biennial elections.

Meena, who separated from the BJP in 2008, rejoined the party yesterday along with his two (NPP) MLAs.

Meena will walk shoulder-to-shoulder in making the state Congress-free, Raje said, adding that the BJP will form governments in the Centre and in Rajasthan. The was accompanied by state when Meena filed his candidature.

"We will work for the Mission-180 seats in the Rajasthan Assembly elections slated this year-end, Meena said adding he would try to convince other BJP dissidents to join the party.

Like Meena, sitting MP and also filed three sets of nominations each as the BJP candidates from Rajasthan.

Returning administered oath to the candidates after filing the nomination.

Opposition had announced it would not field candidates for the biennial Rajya Sabha election. The tenure of Yadav and two MPs and is expiring on April 3.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 22:45 IST