Jaipur, May 30: Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah idu, senior BJP leader Om Prakash Mathur and two others filed their nomition as BJP candidates from Rajasthan for the Rajya Sabha here on Monday. Mathur, who is considered close to the party’s central leadership, is also the tiol vice-president of the BJP. Two new faces, Harshvardhan Singh and Ramkumar Verma, also filed their nomitions.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, her cabinet colleagues and BJP MLAs were present on the occasion. “Nomitions were filed today by four of the BJP candidates,” Rajasthan assembly secretary Prithvi Raj told reporters. After filing the nomition, idu said: “I thank the central leadership, Rajasthan chief minister, her cabinet colleagues and MLAs to have given me an opportunity to go to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan. I will now give more attention to the state.” Mathur said that he will raise issues concerning the state before the Centre. The last date for filing nomitions is May 31. Scrutiny of the nomitions will take place on June 1 and elections, if necessary, will be held on June 11. Counting of votes will be taken up on the same day. (IANS)