MLC nominations: New list contains name Ram Naik rejected

After exchanging files with the Akhilesh government on several occasions, the Raj Bhavan has so far cleared seven names recommended for the total of 10 MLC seats, which have been lying vacant for over a year now.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: May 27, 2016 12:03 am
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The Uttar Pradesh government has once again sent its list of recommendation for the three seats lying vacant in the state Legislative Council to Governor Ram Naik. One of these names is that of Rajpal Kashyap, which Naik had rejected when the state government had sent the list last month seeking his approval on their nomination, prompting speculations of yet another rejection from the governor.

After exchanging files with the Akhilesh government on several occasions, the Raj Bhavan has so far cleared seven names recommended for the total of 10 MLC seats, which have been lying vacant for over a year now.

These seats have to be filled by members nominated by the state government and approved by the Raj Bhavan.

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Besides Kashyap’s, the government Thursday recommended names of party leaders Sanjay Lathar and Arvind Kumar Singh to the posts of MLC, sources said.

In a recent move, the government nominated realtor Sanjay Seth for membership in Rajya Sabha after Naik rejected Akhilesh’s bid to send him to the Council. On the other hand, Arvind Singh, whose Rajya Sabha term is ending in July, was earlier announced as party nominee but later replaced by former BSP MP Surendra Nagar a day before the nominations were filed. His name has now been recommended for the MLC seat instead.

Sources at Raj Bhavan confirmed that the file has been received although the governor was yet to go through the names.

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