Gandhinagar, March 13 (IANS) Three candidates from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and two from the Congress on Friday filed nominations for four Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat.
The terms of the sitting members is ending on April 9.
The Congress has nominated Shaktisinh Gohil and Bharatsinh Solanki as their candidates while the BJP fielded Abhay Bhardwaj, Ramilaben Bara and Narhari Amin.
After filing the nomination at around 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Bharatsinh told the media, “We are confident of winning both the seats. The BJP tactics are to misguide people and accordingly they are spreading that there will be defection and cross voting. But nothing of such sort will happen, as people know about the BJP very well.”
After the BJP candidates filed their nominations, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said, “We are confident that all our candidates will win and we have support of all the 182 members of the house.”
“People have seen the infighting in the Congress. Even yesterday everybody saw how Rajiv Shukla was selected for Gujarat but owing to the pressure within the party they had to withheld and change the nomination. The Congress is destroying itself and people are trusting the BJP. We will win with good majority,” said BJP candidate Narhari Amin.
“As a woman member, I will always think about the welfare of women and also from the community I come from and also the public of Gujarat. I am sure of winning this elections,” said Ramilaben Bara.