Jaipur: Three candidates, nominated by BJP for Rajya Sabha polls from Rajasthan, were elected unopposed on Thursday. The party nominated its national general secretary Bhuprendra Yadav, senior leader Madan Lal Saini and legislator Kirodi Lal Meena who returned to the saffron party on Sunday.
The official announcement about their election was made by the Election Commission on Thursday. Congress had not fielded any candidates. All the 10 Rajya Sabha seats from Rajasthan have now been grabbed by the BJP. Bhupendra Yadav is now the youngest Rajya Sabha member from Rajasthan, while Saini will be the oldest. Saini is 74-year-old, while Yadav is 43-year-old. The party high command had decided to field local candidates keeping in view the assembly elections due later this year.
Bhupendra Yadav who hails from Ajmer holds an LLB degree and has been associated with ABVP and RSS. Kirodi Lal Meena had been a legislator five times and an MP once. Madan Lal Saini also holds an LLB degree. He has been a legislator from Udaipurwati constituency. He had fought a Lok Sabha election from Jhunjhunu.
First published: March 15, 2018