BJP candidate Jai Prakash Nishad on Thursday filed his nomination for the Rajya Sabha by-election from Uttar Pradesh and is about to win, given his social gathering’s overwhelming majority within the Meeting.
The by-election is scheduled to be held on August 24.
The ballot was necessitated following the demise of Samajwadi Occasion MP Beni Prasad Verma.
“Jai Prakash Nishad has filed his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha bypoll. Until now, he’s the one candidate to file his nomination papers. Thursday can also be the final date for submitting nominations,” Election Officer Brij Bhushan Dubey informed PTI.
He mentioned scrutiny of nomination papers shall be completed on August 14, whereas August 17 is the final date for withdrawal of candidature. Polling, if obligatory, shall be held on August 24 from 9 am to Four pm. Counting of votes may even be held on the identical day, Dubey mentioned.
Mr Nishad’s victory is a foregone conclusion, going by the overwhelming majority the BJP enjoys within the 403-member Meeting.
Nishad is a former Bahujan Samaj Occasion (BSP) MLA who joined the BJP a number of years in the past.
At current, the BJP has 306 MLAs, adopted by the Samajwadi Occasion 48.
The BSP has 18 MLAs, whereas Apna Dal (Sonelal), an ally of the BJP, has 9 MLAs.
The Congress has seven MLAs and the Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Occasion has 4. There are three Impartial MLAs within the Home. Rashtriya Lok Dal and Nirbal Indian Shoshit Hamara Apna Dal has one MLA every within the Meeting.
The ballot was necessitated following the demise of Samajwadi Occasion MP Beni Prasad Verma. His tenure was until July 4, 2022.
In line with the Rajya Sabha web site, two of the 31 Rajya Sabha seats from Uttar Pradesh are vacant.
At current, there are 15 BJP Rajya Sabha members from Uttar Pradesh, adopted by eight of the Samajwadi Occasion, 4 of the Bahujan Samaj Occasion and two from the Congress.
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