In Maharashtra, as many as seven candidates are fighting for six spots in Rajya Sabha.
Mumbai: In a tweet hours before the Rajya Sabha polls began, All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Lok Sabha member from Aurangabad Imtiaz Jaleel said the party has asked leaders to vote in support of Congress candidate from Maharashtra.
“Our 2 AIMIM Maharashtra MLAs have been asked to vote for @INCIndia candidate @ShayarImran for Rajya Sabha seat. We extend our best wishes to him! “To defeat BJP, our party @aimim_national has decided to vote for Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) in the Rajya Sabha elections in Maharashtra. Our political/ideological differences however will continue with @ShivSena which is a partner in MVA along with @INCIndia and @Maha_speaks_ncp,” Jaleel said in a tweet.
In Maharashtra, as many as seven candidates are fighting for six spots. After more than two decades, Maharashtra is witnessing a contest in the Rajya Sabha polls.
On Thursday, a special court in Mumbai had rejected the applications filed by Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders Nawab Malik and Anil Deshmukh seeking permission to visit the Vidhan Sabha on Friday to vote for the Rajya Sabha elections.
Malik and Deshmukh, arrested in separate cases of money laundering, had approached the court seeking a one-day bail to cast their votes in the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections to six seats from Maharashtra.
Special Judge RS Rokade passed the order after marathon arguments on Wednesday by the counsels of Nawab Malik and Anil Deshmukh and the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which opposed the pleas by saying that the prisoners have no voting rights under the Peoples Representation Act.