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The Twitter hashtag "Rajeev Beda" and Facebook campaigns against the industrialist are similar to the "Venkaiah Sakaiah" campaign on social media a couple of years ago against the BJP's decision to field the then Urban Development Minister and present Vice President of the country, M.Venkaiah Naidu for the Rajya Sabha poll from Karnataka.

He also alleged that there is "no proper mention" of criminal cases in Mr Rathwa's affidavit.Gujarat BJP leaders have informed the central leaders, according to sources, that a "no due" certificate produced by Mr Rathwa ans filed with his nomination papers was "fake".

Among the seven nominations accepted was BJP's dummy candidate Rajnikant Patel.

Earlier in the day, the Congress too raised objections to the nomination forms of BJP candidates - Union Ministers Mansukh Mandavia and Purushottam Rupala as well as Kiritsinh Rana.

A source close to Valera said 10 MLAs of the Congress have signed his nomination papers.

Siddaramaiah had suggested that the AHINDA (minorities, backward classes and Dalits) formula, which has worked successfully for him and for the Congress party, be applied to the Rajya Sabha seats for which polls are being held on March 23.

Ms. Patel has sent her resignation to the party leaders.

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Jaitley submitted his nomination papers to the Returning Officer in the attendance of state BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey, Deputy Chief Ministers Dinesh Sharma and Keshav Prasad Maurya, and other cabinet members of the state government.

The BJP said the delay in filing of nomination by Rathwa and the entry of Valera as an Independent show there was an intense "infighting" within the party.

In the 182-member House, the ruling BJP has 99 MLAs while the opposition Congress 77.

The party, though lacking in numbers, has again fielded Farook in the election. The BJP, however, is gambling on Rahatkar's fourth candidature.

Accusing the BJP of playing "lowly game" in the past as well, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said Rathwa's nomination was "absolutely correct". We are ready to give them back this time as well.

The JD (S)' request to the Congress to support its candidate has not yielded positive results with the former pressing for three MPs to be nominated to negate the seat loss from Uttar Pradesh.

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