VIJAYAWADA: The ruling YSR Congress four candidates for Rajya Sabha seats from Andhra Pradesh, V. Vijaysai Reddy, R Krishnaiah, S Niranjan Reddy and Beeda Masthan Rao filed their nominations before the returning officer PV Subba Reddy on Wednesday.
Returning officer PV Subbareddy on Tuesday issued a notification to conduct elections in these four vacant seats in the AP. Nominations can be submitted till 3 pm on the 31st of this month. These will be scrutinised on June 1 and nominations can be withdrawn by 3 pm on June 3rd. Polling will be held on June 10 from 9 am to 4 pm if there are more than four candidates in the race. The biennial election for the four Rajya Sabha seats is scheduled to be held on June 10.
Vijaysai Reddy and Beeda Masthan Rao sought blessings from the priests before filing their nominations.
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The AP State quota is 11 seats in the Rajya Sabha. There are currently five YSRCP members. The four Rajya Sabha seats to be polled on June 10 will go to the YSRCP account which will bring up the strength from five to nine in the Rajya Sabha.