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Mobile internet services suspended in Jaipur tehsil ahead of RS polls

Devendra Fadnavis appeals to BJP MLAs to be on guard
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Our Bureau, PTI   |   Jaipur   |   Published 10.06.22, 09:13 AM

Mobile internet services have been suspended for 12 hours starting 9 pm on Thursday in Jaipur's Amber tehsil where the Congress and other supporting MLAs are staying ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls.

The divisional commissioner issued the order to suspend the services stating security threat to the protected people staying and moving in the area.

The MLAs are staying at Hotel Leela in the teshil since evening after being shifted from Udaipur. They will go to the assembly building for the Rajya Sabha elections on Friday morning from this hotel.

Taking a dig at the Congress, BJP state president Satish Poonia tweeted the order saying, "Internet shutdown in Amber due to fear of paper leak." 

Ensure your vote doesn't turn invalid due to some mistake: Fadnavis tells party MLAs on RS polls eve

Mumbai:  On the eve of elections to six Rajya Sabha seats in Maharashtra, senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday held a meeting here with the MLAs of his party, where he advised them to ensure that their votes do not turn invalid due to some mistake.

The former chief minister was speaking to the BJP MLAs at a hotel.

"You have been instructed on how to exercise the preferential voting for the Rajya Sabha. You will have to ensure that your vote will not become invalid due to some mistake," the Leader of Opposition in the state Legislative Assembly said.

"We have told you how to vote and you should do it accordingly," he added.

Union Railway Minister and election in-charge for the BJP Ashwini Vaishnav was also present at this meeting.

Fadnavis, who tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday, days after being found infected, joined the meeting and addressed the MLAs.

After more than two decades, Maharashtra will witness a contest in the Rajya Sabha polls as there are seven candidates in the fray for six seats. Polling will be held at the Vidhan Bhavan, the state legislature complex, here between 9 am and 4 pm.

Union minister Piyush Goyal, Anil Bonde, Dhananjay Mahadik (BJP), Praful Patel (NCP), Sanjay Raut and Sanjay Pawar (Shiv Sena) and Imran Pratapgarhi (Congress) are in the fray for the six seats of the Upper House of Parliament. The contest is for the sixth seat - between BJP's Mahadik and Sena's Pawar.

Every vote has become crucial after BJP decided to field its third candidate in the election.

The BJP has 106 MLAs in the lower house of the Maharashtra legislature while it claimed to have support of some independent and small parties as well.

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