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Scindia nomination to RS faces rejection after Congress alleged he hid pending criminal cases

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Jyotiraditya Scindia’s nomination to Rajya Sabha is facing a likelihood of rejection after the Congress Party raised objections before the Returning Officer on Monday.

The Congress party had claimed that Scindia in his nomination affidavit did not furnish information on a case pending against him with Economic Offences Wing (EOW).

The case was registered by the EOW against the former Congress leader ahead of his submission of the nomination papers.

Earlier, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh and Phool Singh Baraiya had filed written objections against Scindia and Sumer Singh Solanki, seeking the rejection of their nomination papers.

Three Rajya Sabha seats from Madhya Pradesh, currently held by Digvijaya Singh, and BJP leaders Prabhat Jha and Satyanarayan Jatiya, are falling vacant next month.

The Congress has re-nominated Digvijaya Singh.

March 18 is the last date for withdrawal of nomination papers.

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court dismissed former Maharashtra Chief Minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis’ plea seeking review of its 2019 verdict allowing the Maharashtra police to prosecute him for allegedly failing to furnish details of two pending criminal cases against him in his election. Fadnavis will have to face trial in the case relating to the election affidavit of 2014.

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