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12 March 2018, 02:11 | Darnell Patrick
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Union Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda likely to be elected unopposed for the Rajaya Sabha again as Congress today decide to not give candidate against him, Congress party announced on Sunday. Last date for filing nomination was March 12 while scrutiny of paperswould be done next day, Mr Rai said adding that willing candidates couldwithdraw their nominations by March 15. Some other leaders, including former chief minister Shanta Kumar, deputy leader of Congress in Rajya Sabha Anand Sharma and sitting Rajya Sabha member Viplov Thakur were also elected unopposed. The BJP chose to field its own candidate in the seat nevertheless. The NDA's electoral wins over the last four years are set to find reflection in the upper house as the BJP is likely to gain seats from Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Jharkhand-states it rules, Mint reported.
Meanwhile, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) had fielded Manoj Jha and Ashfaque Karim as Rajya Sabha candidates.
The Congress had on Saturday chose to support the BSP candidate Bhimrao Ambedkar for the Rajya Sabha elections scheduled later this month.
"Rane has accepted the BJP's offer of Rajya Sabha nomination and will file his papers on Monday", the sources told PTI.
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