Saroj Pandey will surely be elected to Rajya Sabha: CM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Mar 2018 10:58:07



Staff Reporter

Extending his best wishes to BJP National General Secretary Saroj Pandey on her filing nominations for Rajya Sabha, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said now that the nomination process has been completed, it is for sure that she will be elected to Rajya Sabha. The Chief Minister said her election to Rajya Sabha will enhance the strength of Chhattisgarh in the Parliament.


CM said she had raked up issues pertaining to state with the central leadership of party as party’s National General Secretary and now that she’s going to be elected to Rajya Sabha, she can raise up issues in Parliament as well. Answering a query on Congress filing nomination for Rajya Sabha berth, the CM said it is a part of process in democracy, which they are fulfilling. Also everyone want to contest elections if given an opportunity, hence they are also contesting.

Answering a query that for the first time the party has allocated candidature keeping the caste-based equations at bay, the Chief Minister said Rajya Sabha is an Upper House, where people who have certain capabilities/ specialists and here equations doesn’t have much significance. He however added that keeping in view the political and caste-based equations the party had already allocated berths to people, which satisfy various caste equations in state. Brushing aside the Congress reverie about possibilities of cross-voting, the CM said come March 23, people will see the results.

Answering a query on BJP President Dharamlal Kaushik purchasing nomination form even before party announcing candidatures, the Chief Minister said it was basically a goof-up. In actuality, the person who had come on behalf of the BJP President, was asked to bring the proforma of nomination form, on the contrary, he purchased a nomination form, leading to all misunderstandings.

BJP State President Dharamlal Kaushik while extending his best wishes to BJP National General Secretary Saroj Pandey for filing nominations, said any party worker who works with commitment for the party is bestowed upon with certain responsibilities and opportunities. Saroj Pandey who had initiated her political journey as a student leader had strengthened it as Durg Mayor and with her subsequent party and political responsibilities. The party hopes that in the coming years the party will grow strongly in Chhattisgarh and her candidature will help solving issues pertaining to Chhattisgarh at the national level.

Kaushik while clarifying on the goof-up of purchasing nomination form, said being the State President, it is his responsibility to make preparations for the candidate on behalf of the party. Accordingly, the process was initiated, which was given a wrong turn. He further added that the AB form which the candidate submits with nomination form carries his signature as State President. On a query that another ‘Shakti Kendra’ has been developed in the state, the State President said “we want that such ‘Shakti Kendras’ should keep up developing from all parts of the state and such leaders through their work execution will bring good name to Chhattisgarh.