Tag: Samajwadi Party

Despite revolt, BSP candidate’s papers declared valid

NEW DELHI: Hours after five Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLAs revolted against the party’s official Rajya Sabha candidate Ramji Gautam, and claimed that their signatures as proposers were forged, the returning officer declared that Gautam’s nomination papers were valid. The returning officer, on the other hand, cancelled the nomination of Prakash Bajaj, an Independent supported […]

BJP gives BSP safe passage in Rajya Sabha polls

NEW DELHI: With the announcement of only eight candidates for the upcoming biennial elections to the Raya Sabha, the BJP has left the field open for the unopposed election of the Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Ramji Gautam. A candidate needs 36 votes to win the election and the BJP with an effective strength of 305, […]

Former Samajwadi Party leaders Surendra Nagar and Sanjay Seth join BJP

NEW DELHI: Two former Samajwadi Party leaders, who had quit their party and Rajya Sabha membership recently, joined the BJP on Saturday, lauding the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Surendra Singh Nagar, a two-time Member of Parliament, and Sanjay Seth, a well-known realtor of Uttar Pradesh who was the SP’s treasurer, joined the BJP […]

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