New Delhi [India], Mar 13 (ANI): Union Railway Minster Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said the Election Commission (EC) has been informed about the irregularities in the nomination forms of Congress Rajya Sabha candidate Naranbhai J. Rathwa and independent candidate P.K. Valera.
"We have informed Election Commission about the irregularities in nomination forms of Congress Rajya Sabha candidate Naran Rathwa and independent PK Valera, also there is no proper mention of criminal cases against Rathwa in his affidavit," Goyal told reporters.
Hours after the Congress announced its candidates for the biennial Rajya Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) raised an objection to the nomination of Rathwa over the issuance of 'No Dues Certificate' to him.
"Ulta Chor Kotwal ko daante. Earlier also BJP played this lowly game during Ahmed Patel ji's election and now again, but Rathwa ji's nomination is absolutely correct and he will win comfortably," Surjewala said.
Rathwa and Amee Yajnik will be contesting from Gujarat.
The elections will be held on March 23 and the deadline for submission of nominations was March 12.