BJP fields 11 candidates for 10 Rajya Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh
Upsetting opposition parties plan the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party fielded 11 candidates for 10 Rajya Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh. This rule can jeopardize the best-laid plans of the opposition.
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After the last year’s assembly election of Uttar Pradesh, BJP has enough votes to win eight of the Rajya Sabha seats. BJP’s new game plan of fielding 11 candidates came when a senior Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agrawal joined the BJP and said at least one Samajwadi legislator in UP, his son Nitin Agrawal will crossvote for the BJP in the elections.
Naresh Agrawal praised Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah while delivering a speech and said, “Whatever work the BJP gives me I will accept it. We will do seva for the BJP. I promise to deliver fully.”
BJP has enough legislator votes for the victory of first eight candidates including finance minister Arun Jaitley. Even after the victory of the first eight candidates, BJP has 28 extra legislators vote.
The three extra candidates are Salil Bishnoi, Vidya Sagar Sonkar, and Anil Agrawal.