Party Candidates set for unanimous election to RS and Council

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Bangalore, Jun 17 (UNI) Candidates nominated by Political parties to both Rajya Sabha and Legislative Council, are set to get elected unanimously no other candidates were left in fray after scrutiny of nomination papers was taken up today.

Four seats for Rajya Sabha and seven for the Legislative council would be filled up in the June 26 election which is now most likely to be unanimous.

The Returning officers today rejected the nominations of independents during the scrutiny for the biennial elections to Rajya Sabha and the Council today. This included two for Rajya Sabha and one for the Council. The nomination of all these independents were rejected as the they did not carry mandatory names of ten proposers from the Assembly.

According to officials the papers of two each from Congress and BJP were found in order for elections to Rajya Sabha from Karantaka Legislative Assembly when scrutiny of the nominations were done here today.

The returning officer for RS elections Mr S B Patil, Secretary Legislative Assembly, informed that during the scrutiny nomination papers of Padmaraj and T D R Harishchandra were found invalid.

He said that the names of other candidates including Former Maharashtra Governor candidate S M Krishna, Anil Lad (both Cong) and M Rama Jois and Prabhakar Kore (both BJP) were found in order and accepted paving the way for the unanimous election. The announcement to this effect would be made on the election day on June 19.

For the election to seven seats to Legislative Council eight candidates had filed nominations and the returning officer for the Council election V Shreesh said that seven nomination papers belonging to -- four from BJP, one from Congress and two from JD(S) were found valid. Another submitted by independent Sudhakar.

Mr Shreesh said that during scrutiny an objection was raised about the candidature of M C Nanaiah of JD(S) by the BJP candidate Sidharaju's election agent. He objected to an affidavit submitted by the JD(S) candidate. However it was overruled.

With this only seven candidates were left in the fray leading to an unanimous election.

Congress and JD(S) have come to an election understanding for both the RS and Council elections. Congress had secured the support of JD(S) and nominated two of its candidates, Mr S M Krishna and Anil Lad. In return it agreed to support two candidates of JD(S) for the Council, while contesting in only one seat though it has strength to elect two members for the upper house.

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