After its acquisition of Jyotiraditya Scindia, one of the vital Congress’s best leaders in Madhya Pradesh, the BJP is aiming for now not one, however two Rajya Sabha seats. But even so pronouncing the high-profile defector for one Rajya Sabha seat, the BJP additionally named a 2nd candidate.
On Thursday, senior Congress chief Digvijaya Singh filed his nomination for the Rajya Sabha election on March 26. From the BJP, it’s going to be Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sumer Singh Solanki.
Simply days in the past, the 3 Rajya Seats in Madhya Pradesh due for elections had been tipped to be cut up two to 1 between the Congress and the BJP.
The Congress was once virtually sure to win two seats and the BJP, one, within the election this is in accordance with balloting by means of MLAs.
The location modified after Jyotiraditya Scindia’s shocking transfer from the Congress to the BJP the day prior to this. The transfer got here with an advantage for the BJP — 22 Congress MLAs prepared to practice their “Maharaj”. That brings the opportunity of now not simply toppling the Kamal Nath govt with its shaky majority, but additionally profitable a 2nd seat within the Rajya Sabha, the place the federal government is in a minority.
Resources within the BJP say the general collection of defectors from the Congress might be 26.
Some of the causes for Mr Scindia’s walkout of the Congress after 18 years was once a Rajya Sabha seat. The Congress management reportedly denied him a sure-shot Rajya Sabha seat. The race was once between him and Digvijaya Singh.
“There was once no downside with a Rajya Sabha seat. If I knew Scindia sought after a Rajya Sabha price tag, I might have given it to him,” stated Mr Singh as of late.
“However we may have simplest made him Rajya Sabha MP, we could not have made him a minister,” added the previous leader minister, regarding studies that when he turns into a Rajya Sabha member, he can be given a place in Top Minister Narendra Modi’s cupboard.