Narayan Rane files nomination for Rajya Sabha

UNI
Monday, 12 March 2018

Mr Rane has accepted BJP's offer for a Rajya Sabha seat and today was the last day for filing nominations for the March 23 election to the Upper House of Parliament.

MUMBAI: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Narayan Rane on Monday filed his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha polls from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) quota.

Mr Rane has accepted BJP's offer for a Rajya Sabha seat and today was the last day for filing nominations for the March 23 election to the Upper House of Parliament.

The polls will be held on March 23 for 58 Rajya Sabha seats, including six in Maharasthra.

Mr Rane resigned from the Congress in September last year to form his own party, the Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksh, and allied with the NDA government. He had met BJP president Amit Shah in New Delhi last week, when he said he was offered a Rajya Sabha berth.

The Congress too fielded noted Marathi journalist Kumar Ketkar as its candidate from Maharashtra.

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