ELECTION RELATAD NEWS REPORT KYARE ACHARSANHITA LAGSHE

ELECTION RELATAD NEWS REPORT KYARE ACHARSANHITA LAGSHE

An election for Rajya Sabha is taking place after a long time and most MLAs in Gujarat would be exercising franchise for such election for the first time, he said.
"Rajya Sabha polls are taking place after almost 20 years or more. So it will be a first time experience for most of the 182 MLAs," he said. In the past two decades, elections were not required as the candidates were elected unopposed, he said. This time, four candidates are in the fray for three seats.
Apart from BJP president Amit Shah and Union minister Smriti Irani, the ruling party has decided to field Balwantsinh Rajput against the lone Congress candidate, Ahmed Patel. Though NOTA option is available, Congress leader Arjun Modhwadia said his party will issue a whip to ensure voting for Ahmed Patel.