In a twist to the Rajya Sabha election in Rajasthan, a brand new BJP-backed impartial candidate has made a shock entry. The eleventh-hour nomination of media baron Subhash Chandra has arrange a contest for a seat in Rajasthan, the place elections are due subsequent yr.
Subhash Chandra, the chairperson of the Essel Group, is the fifth candidate for the Rajya Sabha elections in Rajasthan.
There are 4 Rajya Sabha seats in Rajasthan; the Congress is able to win three and the BJP, one.
There’ll now be a contest for the fourth seat with Subhash Chandra’s entry because the fifth candidate. He’ll problem the Congress’s Pramod Tiwari, who, as an Uttar Pradesh resident, is an “outsider”.
The BJP reportedly made a calculated transfer, with a pointy eye on the resentment simmering within the state’s ruling Congress, and the Ashok Gehlot versus Sachin Pilot feud that threatens to blow up any time. The Congress can also be dealing with anger over its alternative of Rajya Sabha candidates – all belonging to different states.
The three Congress candidates are Randeep Surjewala, Mukul Wasnik and Pramod Tiwari.
The BJP’s candidate is Ghanshyam Tiwari, a former minister of the Vasundhara Raje cupboard.
Within the 200-member Rajasthan meeting, every candidate wants 41 votes to win.
The Congress has 108 MLAs and the BJP has 71 votes. They’ve 30 surplus votes, however to win a second seat, they want one other 11.
To win a 3rd seat, the Congress wants 15 extra votes.
Smaller events and independents will due to this fact play a vital function in who wins the seat.
There are 13 independents, two Rashtriya Loktantrik Get together (RLP) members, two of the Bhartiya Tribal Get together (BTP) and two CPM MLAs, who often is the deciding issue.
Whereas the BJP is banking on the independents, the Congress is relying on smaller events and the Left for help.