Independent candidate Mahesh Chandra Sharma’s nomination papers had been rejected throughout scrutiny of papers, leaving 12 candidates for as many seats, mentioned Returning Officer BB Dubey
Lucknow: Decks have been cleared for the unopposed election of 12 candidates, together with 10 from the BJP, to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council with the nomination paper of an Independent nominee being rejected throughout scrutiny of papers on Tuesday.
The nomination papers of Independent Mahesh Chandra Sharma, who filed his papers on Monday, was rejected throughout scrutiny of papers, Returning Officer BB Dubey mentioned. With this, there are 12 candidates left for as many seats for the biennial election, he mentioned.
Sharma’s paper was rejected because it didn’t have proposers and in addition the receipt of cost of charges, Dubey mentioned.
Ten candidates of the BJP and two of the Samajwadi Party are actually poised to get elected to the Upper House unopposed.
A proper announcement on this regard can be made on Thursday afternoon if there isn’t a withdrawal of nomination, Dubey mentioned. As per the schedule for the election, names may be withdrawn until 21 January.
The polling was scheduled to happen on 28 January and the counting quickly after the completion of the polls.
On the final date of submitting of nomination papers on Monday, BJP candidates together with Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma and former IAS AK Sharma had filed their papers within the presence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and senior ministers.
Others who filed their nominations embody state unit BJP president Swatantra Dev Singh, Lakshman Prasad Acharya, Kunwar Manvendra Singh, Govind Narayan Shukla, Salil Bishnoi, Ashwani Tyagi, Dharamveer Prajapati, and Surendra Chaudhary.
Last week, Samajwadi Party candidates Ahmed Hasan and Rajendra Chaudhary had filed their papers within the presence of celebration president Akhilesh Yadav.
Of the 12 MLCs whose tenure is expiring, six are from the Samajwadi Party. They embody Ramesh Yadav, Ahmed Hasan, Ashu Malik, Sahab Singh Saini, Ramjatan Rajbhar, and Virendra Singh.
Those from the BJP are Deputy Chief Minister Sharma, state unit president Swatantra Dev Singh and Laxman Acharya.
The tenure of BSP’s Pradeep Jatav and Dharamveer Ashok can also be coming to an finish. The time period of Naseemudin Siddiqui, who left the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and joined the Congress, can also be coming to an finish.
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