What could make it even more hard for him is the fielding of a Vokkaliga Congress candidate, Chandrasekhar, complicating matters for the Vokkaliga dominated JD (S).
Five Rajya Sabha members from the state of MP will complete their terms in April this year. The polls are being held for 58 Rajya Sabha seats across states, of which six are in Maharasthra.
From Haryana, the saffron party will field Lt Gen (Retd) D P Vals, the party also said V Muralidharan (from Kerala) will be contesting from Maharashtra.
The party has fielded Rane from Maharashtra, Jain and Rao from Uttar Pradesh, Pandey from Chhattisgarh and Baluni from Uttarakhand, according to a party statement. So, the party opted to nominate Jaitley from Uttar Pradesh.
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Apart from the RJD, the BJP has announced the name of Union Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad as its candidate for the RS poll, whereas the JD (U), the BJP's ally, has not named its candidates for two seats.
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi will contest from West Bengal, where he will be supported by the state's ruling TMC.
At a time it enjoys unprecedented strength in several state assemblies, which elect members to the Upper House, the party has put its faith in a number of relatively young leaders, including Mr Baluni and Mr Rao, who are set to make their debut as parliamentarians, while also keeping social arithmetic in mind. He said that during the CLP meeting it was chose to not pit candidate since BJP also not gave any candidate during election of former Union Minister Anand Sharma and Party member of parliament Ms Viplav Thakur in the past.
From Jharkhand, the party has chosen Sameer Uranv, who is said to be close to CM Raghubar Das.
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Also, the party has made a decision to award a RS seat to former Rajasthan Minister Kirori Lal Meena, who returned to the party on Saturday after several years of leading his own outfit.
Ajay Pratap Singh and Kailash Soni are candidates from Madhya Pradesh.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi approved the names of 10 party candidates. Senior journalist Kumar Ketkar is the party candidate from Maharashtra.
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