Like Congress, BJP shifts Rajasthan MLAs to a resort before RS polls

The BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) on Monday was shifting its MLAs to a resort here for a training camp ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections on June 10, days after a similar move by Rajasthan state’s ruling Congress party.

By the afternoon, the opposition party MLAs had reached the party office from where they were to take to the resort two hours later.

A BJP spokesperson said the party is going to conduct a training camp at the resort.

Congress has already shifted many of the party and independent MLAs to a hotel located in Udaipur, saying it fears horse-trading by the BJP party.

The ruling Congress party has fielded three candidates from Rajasthan for the Rajya Sabha.

The BJP has nominated one candidate and is also supporting the media baron Subhash Chandra as an independent candidate. The Congress with its 108 MLAs in the state assembly is all set to win two Rajya Sabha seats. After winning two seats, Congress will have 26 surplus votes, 15 seats short to win the third seat.

The BJP party has 71 MLAs in the state assembly and is set to win one seat, after which it has 30 surplus votes.

Congress leaders are claiming the support of 126 MLAs, including 108 of the party itself.