Monday asked representatives of two Rajya Sabha nominees of
the BJP, including Jyotiraditya Scindia, to give replies on
Tuesday to written objections submitted against their
Two Congress candidates for the March 26 Rajya Sabha
elections from Madhya Pradesh, Digvijaya Singh and Phool Singh
Baraiya, on Monday filed written objections against BJP
nominees Scindia and Sumer Singh Solanki, seeking that their
nomination papers be rejected on certain grounds.
I have asked representatives of both BJP candidates
(Scindia and Solanki) to come to my office at 10 AM (on
Tuesday) to give replies to the written objections. After that
I will take a call on their nomination papers, A P Singh told
A P Singh, the MP assembly''s principal secretary, is
the returning officer for the Rajya Sabha polls.
On the date of scrutiny of the nomination papers on
Monday, Digvijaya Singh petitioned the returning officer
stating Scindia has not furnished details of cases pending
against him, Congress leader and advocate JP Dhanopia said.
Neither Scindiajis affidavit and nor his nomination
papers have the mention of cases pending against him,
Likewise, Baraiya has demanded that Solankis
nominations be scrapped as his resignation from the college
where he taught was accepted a day after he filed his
nomination papers on March 13, he added.
Solanki, who was an assistant professor of history at
Shaheed Bheema Nayak Government Postgraduate College, Barwani,
resigned from his government job on March 12, Dhanopia said.
We have told the returning officer that Solanki
cannot contest the elections as he filed his nomination papers
on March 13 when his resignation was not accepted yet. His
resignation was accepted on March 14, he said.
So Baraiya has demanded that Solanki''s nomination be
rejected as it violated rules, Dhanopia said.
Three Rajya Sabha seats from Madhya Pradesh, currently
held by Digvijaya Singh, and BJP leaders Prabhat Jha and
Satyanarayan Jatiya, are falling vacant next month. The
Congress has re-nominated Digvijaya Singh.
March 18 is the last date for withdrawal of nomination
papers. PTI LAL MAS