Candidatures of BJP Rajya Sabha candidates Scindia and Sumer Singh Solanki facing rejection

After the Congress party’s objections, the candidature of BJP Rajya Sabha candidates Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sumer Singh Solanki is facing rejection.

Submitting their objections before the Returning Officer on Monday, the Congress party claimed that Scindia in his nomination form did not furnish information on a case pending against him with Economic Offences Wing (EOW).

The case was registered by the EOW against Scindia ahead of his submission of the nomination papers, claimed Congress adding the nomination form had no mention of this case.

The ruling party also objected to BJP’s second candidate Sumer Singh Solanki saying Solanki was still in Government service at the time of filing nomination and his resignation was accepted a day after he submitted his nomination papers with Returning Officer.

Monday was the last day of scrutiny of the nomination papers. March 26 is scheduled for polling for Rajya Sabha biennial election.

The Returning Officer for Rajya Sabha polls has decided to hear the matters of objections against the BJP candidates at 11 am on Tuesday.

The nominations of Congress candidates Digvijay Singh and Phool Singh Baraiya also were accepted by the Returning Officer. Nomination form of BJP’s third candidate Ranjana Baghel was also accepted.

Notably, a day after Scindia had joined the BJP, the EOW of MP Police had decided to re-open a land grab case lodged in 2014 against Scindia which was closed in 2018 for lack of evidences.

Solanki, the second candidate of the BJP for RS polls was an assistant professor at a government college in Barwani before he was nominated for Rajya Sabha.

Digvijay Singh filed objection against Scindia while Baraiya did the same against Solanki. The nominations of these two BJP candidates should be rejected, Congress leader JP Dhanopia demanded.