Friday, 25 May, 2018

Narayan Rane gets BJP support for Rajya Sabha polls from Maharashtra

Congress secures allies for Rajya Sabha polls aims to challenge BJP-led NDA in 2019 elections Left Front flays Congress for 'unilaterally announcing' RS candidate in Bengal
Charlie Simmons | 12 March, 2018, 09:25

The Bharatiya Janata Party Central Election Committee on Sunday decided the following names for the ensuing biennial Rajya Sabha elections to the council of different states.

Ahead of the last date for Rajya Sabha election nominations on Monday, national parties the BJP and Congress announced the names of their respective candidates on Sunday.

With appeals from the State BJP leadership to field a Kannadiga, the BJP top brass is likely to name Shivamogga district BJP President Rudregowda for the seat later today.

Congress leader in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad's plea that he needed young leaders in the Upper House has come as a blessing for the young Congressmen and closed the doors for veterans like K Rehman Khan.

Other candidates include Dhiraj Prasad Sahu (Jharkhand), Rajmani Patel (Madhya Pradesh) and Porika Balram Naik (Telangana).

More news: Taylor Swift Debuts 'Delicate' Music Video, Shows Off Her Dance Moves
More news: Paralympic Winter Games: Prime Minister's statement
More news: Farmers to protest outside Maharashtra Assembly on Monday

The BJP, with its strength of 122 in the 288-member Assembly, can win five Council seats, while the Congress and the NCP, with 41 seats each in the Lower House, can get one candidate each elected. The arithmetic favours the Congress as seven JD (S) rebel MLAs, who had voted for the Congress candidate in the previous Rajya Sabha polls, and six independents are expected to back the third candidate of the Congress.

Right after he quit Congress previous year due to differences with the state's party leadership, the influential Konkan strongman had approached BJP. In return, Congress will support the BSP candidate from Uttar Pradesh.

The BJP central leadership have chose to make one of its candidates form Kerala reach the Rajya Sabha as the Chengannur bypolls are around the corner.

Congress is yet to name its candidate. Santosh is the nephew of the Chief Minister while the other two are from the OBC communities.

Union Human Resource Development Minister and BJP leader Prakash Javadekar filed his nomination papers yesterday. He has now floated his own party, the Maharashtra Swabhimaan Paksh, and could aid the BJP's bids for re-election to the Lok Sabha and the state assembly in 2019.

Recommended

  • Tillerson says Kenya should not stifle media or threaten courts

    Tillerson says Kenya should not stifle media or threaten courts

    He said they have agreed to stop any dissent immediately and not to allow the country's diversity to kill their nation. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday canceled his events in Kenya because he was feeling unwell .
    Turkey wants Afrin offensive to end by May

    Turkey wants Afrin offensive to end by May

    Manbij, the next main YPG-held town east of Afrin, is a particular flashpoint as it has an American military presence there. The word "neutralised" is used to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.
    Meghan Markle breaks royal protocol with 10-year-old fan

    Meghan Markle breaks royal protocol with 10-year-old fan

    We Canadians know about the weather. "She had a smile on her face the whole time, and she made a point of going to everyone". According to a source, Meghan's fiance, Prince Harry , and her future father-in-law, Prince Charles , were in attendance.
  • Juventus put pressure on the referee, says Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino

    Juventus put pressure on the referee, says Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino

    Aurier then added gloss to the scoreline in injury-time, taking advantage of some poor goalkeeping from Begovic to head in at the back post.
    Patriots Acquire Danny Shelton In Trade With Browns

    Patriots Acquire Danny Shelton In Trade With Browns

    The big-bodied defensive tackle should immediately step in and contribute to a run defense that struggled at times last season. And New England's defense was gashed for 164 yards on the ground in the Super Bowl LII loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
    Steph Curry Sprains Ankle Again

    Steph Curry Sprains Ankle Again

    As aptly described by ESPN , Curry suffered the injury after being fouled by Spurs guard Dejounte Murray while attempting a layup. Curry sat on the bench during the Warriors' timeout before returning to the court and making a pair of free throws.
  • A first round exit for Clemson? Charles Barkley thinks so

    A first round exit for Clemson? Charles Barkley thinks so

    The Cougars beat Northeastern 83-76 in overtime in the CAA tournament championship game at North Charleston Coliseum on Tuesday. Steve Taylor Family Auditorium, savoring the Tigers' return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2003.
    Ramos leaves Real Madrid match to go to the toilet

    Ramos leaves Real Madrid match to go to the toilet

    First Ramos saw his 42nd-minute header fly wide before Dmitrovic made a superb save to tip Ronaldo's deflected shot over his goal. Lucas Vazquez and Karim Benzema replaced Isco and Toni Kroos as Zidane looked to raise the tempo and find a second goal.
    President Trump's Military Parade Planned for Veteran's Day

    President Trump's Military Parade Planned for Veteran's Day

    Trump was apparently inspired to throw a military parade after attending France's Bastille Day celebration in France past year . Military, starting from the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 to today, with an emphasis on the price of freedom", Capt.
  • Richard Sherman meets with 49ers, signals free-agent tour has just begun

    Richard Sherman meets with 49ers, signals free-agent tour has just begun

    Carrie was the best cornerback the team had last season, he comes into the offseason as an unrestricted free agent. He's very familiar to defensive coordinator Robert Saleh , who was an assistant with the Seahawks from 2011-2013.
    Willian form means he must start - Conte

    Willian form means he must start - Conte

    Don Balon claim that the club has responded positively as they are apparently willing to do whatever it takes to appoint Enrique. We deserved to win. "I don't think we had all 11 doing that in the first half, but we had all 11 doing it in the second".
    Epic bringing Fortnite to mobile with cross-platform support

    Epic bringing Fortnite to mobile with cross-platform support

    Your roommate plays it, you hear your boyfriend talk about it with his buddies or maybe you played it once at a friends' house. Epic Games have published news regarding a new project that will spread the Fortnite fever across the whole world.

Warren: 'I'm not running for president' Warren: 'I'm not running for president' Warren and the National Congress of American Indians consider it a racial slur when used as shorthand for Native Americans. A directory of law professors listed Warren as a minority from 1986 to 1995, just before she joined Harvard Law School.

How to watch American Idol Season 16 premiere live online How to watch American Idol Season 16 premiere live online ABC's "American Idol" Season 16 judges Lionel Richie , Katy Perry , and Luke Bryan are pictured with host Ryan Seacrest . They even give themselves credit for doing that, another dig at The Voice , though an entirely earned one.

Turkish private jet crashes in Iran; all 11 aboard killed Turkish private jet crashes in Iran; all 11 aboard killed Turkish media say that the plane is owned by a major Turkish corporate group which is active in construction and other fields. A private company that handles public relations for the Sharjah airfield declined to immediately comment.

Elon Musk: Short trips to Mars 'next year' Elon Musk: Short trips to Mars 'next year' On Saturday, it was Elon Musk , who made an appearance at a panel hosted by " Westworld " creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. He said some of the main focuses once humans arrive on Mars will be to build domes, power plants and places to grow crops.

China says trade war with United States will hurt global economy China says trade war with United States  will hurt global economy China does not want to enter in a war with the US , as it would have devastating consequences for world's economy. Part of the reason for the trade gap, Zhong said, was that the U.S. had restricted hi-tech exports to China.

Vols Get No. 3 Seed in NCAA Tournament, Will Open In Dallas Vols Get No. 3 Seed in NCAA Tournament, Will Open In Dallas All-SEC wing Admiral Schofield led the Vols (25-8) with 22 points and 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season. Tennessee led by seven points at halftime, but MSU scored the first four points of the second half.

Tiger Woods closes in on first win since 2013 at Valspar Championship Tiger Woods closes in on first win since 2013 at Valspar Championship Woods played alongside Snedeker Saturday, and the friends will be right back in the same pairing Sunday. After a discussion with an official to confirm there was no penalty he holed out for a par .

Gauri Lankesh murder: SIT makes first arrest Gauri Lankesh murder: SIT makes first arrest The radical outfit has been linked in Maharashtra in the murder case of rationalists Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare. Kumar's police custody has been extended until 13 March while the next hearing in the case will be on Tuesday (12 March).

Packers trade Damarious Randall to Browns for QB DeShone Kizer NFL Media's Ian Rapoport says the Browns traded Kizer to Green Bay as part of the trade involving cornerback Demetrious Randall. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to release the trade information.

Richard Sherman to meet with other teams after talking with 49ers Richard Sherman to meet with other teams after talking with 49ers Condotta says that the team was interested in trying to get Sherman to agree to a pay cut but that he "balked" at such a proposal. Should a signing not happen before Sherman leaves Santa Clara, his next visit will reportedly be with the Detroit Lions .

Steve Bannon: Wear label of 'racist' as a 'badge of honor' Steve Bannon: Wear label of 'racist' as a 'badge of honor' Bannon has publicly praised Marechal-Le Pen in the past, and she galvanized the crowd at a recent convention of USA conservatives. Jean-Marie Le Pen also is to be scratched from the party's books along with his title of honorary president-for-life.

Mets vs Phillies to be first Major League Baseball game broadcasted on Facebook Mets vs Phillies to be first Major League Baseball  game broadcasted on Facebook The pact marks the first time that Facebook will exclusively stream competitions from one of the major US sports leagues. Facebook continues to grow its live sports streaming portfolio, which includes also Champions League soccer.

After Supreme Court verdict, Hadiya leaves for Kerala After Supreme Court verdict, Hadiya leaves for Kerala On Thursday, the Supreme Court restored Hadiya's marriage with Shafin Jahan after the Kerala High Court had annulled the same. Ashokan, who is at his house at T V Puram near Vaikom, added that he has not heard from Hadiya for a few days now.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Likely to Skip Under-Display Fingerprint Sensor: KGI Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Likely to Skip Under-Display Fingerprint Sensor: KGI Based on the statement made by the analyst , it looks Samsung is going to play it really safe this time just like the Galaxy S9. Johnston said weak Samsung demand was bad news for rivals such as Apple as well as suppliers like Broadcom, Qualcomm and others.

Dolphins trading Jarvis Landry to Cleveland, per source The Dolphins gave Landry the non-exclusive franchise tag on February 20, the first day they were allowed to do so. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Friday that Cleveland agreed to trade a third-round draft pick for Taylor.