AIMIM backs Shiv Sena-led alliance as voting for 16 Rajya Sabha seats begins | Latest News India

New Delhi: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslim (AIMIM) on Friday announced its support for the Shiv Sena-led ruling alliance in Maharashtra to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Rajasthan, Haryana, Maharashtra and 16 Rajya Sabha seats. Karnataka has begun.

Both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are trying to secure additional seats with the help of independent and small parties and have sent their legislators to resorts ahead of the biennial election to halt the horse trade.

The election, which will be held on Friday evening, is an acid test for Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, his Maharashtra counterpart, Uddhav Thackeray, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar and Haryana Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

A day after the court refused to vote in the Rajya Sabha elections, Jail leaders NCP leaders Anil Deshmukh and Nawab Malik, with the support of AIMIM, which has two members in the state assembly, have been hit by a ruling alliance in Maharashtra. “… Our ideological differences continue with the Shiv Sena in power with the Congress and the NCP,” AIMIM leader Imtiaz Jaleel said.

Shiv Sena candidate Sanjay Raut said the election was creating an atmosphere of close competition and all four candidates of the alliance would win the election after the first round. “The Uddhav Thackeray government has the support of 169 MLAs. BJP should not be alarmed if they get too much ”

Seven candidates are contesting for six seats in Maharashtra and the winning candidates need 42 votes. The BJP has 106 MLAs in the 288-member Assembly. It has fielded three candidates – Union Minister Piyush Goyal, Anil Bonde and Dhananjay Mahadik. The BJP is confident that all three will be elected because of their friendship with Mahathirk.

In Rajasthan, a candidate needs 41 votes to win. There are five candidates in the arena for the four seats. In the 200-seat Rajasthan Assembly, the Congress has nominated 108 MLAs and BJP 71. The Congress has nominated three candidates and BJP Ghanshyam Tiwari and the Independent candidate and media baron Subhash Chandra.

The BJP has 30 additional votes and the second candidate still needs 11 votes. Congress needs 26. To win third place, it needs 15 votes. Mukul Wasnik, Ranieep Surjewala and Pramod Tiwari, two of the three Congress candidates, are expected to win easily.

Congress tried to keep its flock together by lobbying its lawmakers in luxury hotels amid allegations of horse trading and corruption. Both the BJP and the Congress have approached the Election Commission and the Enforcement Directorate with complaints in the pre-election period. The BJP also moved its legislators to a luxury hotel on the outskirts of Jaipur on Monday.

In Haryana, the BJP and its allies have fielded 57 MLAs in the 90-member assembly and nominated former minister Krishna Lal Panwar. It supports independent candidate Karthikeya Sharma. A candidate needs 31 seats to win. BJP is keen to deny Congress candidate Ajay Maken a seat. The Congress has exactly 31 votes.

Sharma cannot win unless some Congress lawmakers change the party or declare their votes as abusive. It is unclear how independent MLA Balraj Kundu and Abhay Singh Chautala, the only Indian National Lok Sabha legislator, will vote. One or both of them may eventually be away.

Six candidates have filed for four seats in Karnataka. In the 244-member House, the BJP has 121 MLAs, the Congress 70 and the Janata Dal (Secular) 32 MLAs.

The BJP is set to win two of the four seats and the Congress one. Both the BJP and the Congress have fielded additional candidates for the fourth position. BJP candidates from Karnataka are Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman, Jaggesh and Karnataka MLC Lahar Singh Siroya. A candidate needs 45 votes to win.

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