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BJP has announced its candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections. Chavan, Kulkarni, Gopchhade are the faces

The BJP has announced its candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections.

From Maharashtra, Ashok Chavan, Medha Kulkarni, and Ajit Gopchhade have been nominated.

Ashok Chavan, a former Congress leader and ex-Chief Minister, recently joined the BJP. Similarly, Medha Kulkarni, a former MLA from Kothrud who was denied a ticket in 2019, has also been nominated. Dr. Ajit Gopchhade, who heads the BJP’s Doctor Cell, also participated in car seva, is also among the nominees.

The BJP’s national president, JP Nadda, will contest from Gujarat along with other nominees from the state.

The election schedule for 56 seats across 15 states, including Maharashtra, has been announced by the Election Commission, with voting scheduled for February 27th. The deadline for filing nominations is February 15th.

In Maharashtra, BJP stalwarts Narayan Rane, V.H. Murlidharan, and Prakash Javadekar have retired, paving the way for new candidates.

Fact: The calculations for the Rajya Sabha election are based on the strength of MLAs in the State Assembly. Each party can easily elect one candidate if they have enough MLA support. However, due to the split between Shiv Sena and the Thackeray faction and the retirement of Sharad Pawar’s faction, neither will be able to secure a seat on their own. This opens up opportunities for BJP, Congress, Shiv Sena (Thackeray faction), and NCP (Sharad Pawar faction) to secure seats.

Despite maintaining numerical strength, there might be changes depending on political dynamics.To win in the Rajya Sabha elections here, a candidate needs the support of at least 41.01% of the total votes. With the unfortunate passing of BJP’s Govardhan Sharma, there is one vacant seat in the state assembly. Even though BJP has 104 MLAs, with the help of 13 allies and smaller parties, they can easily secure three seats. With 45 MLAs, Congress can also nominate a candidate without facing any significant obstacles.



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