Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

BJP releases a list of 8 Rajya Sabha nominees

Rajya Sabha polls 7 Union ministers among 8 members BJP has re-nominated Arun Jaitley moves from Gujarat to Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha disrupted over Andhra demand, bank scams
Glenn Montgomery | 10 March, 2018, 01:56

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will be sent to Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh. Although the BJP has not announced the names of the rest of its candidates from UP, the shift of the FM to UP indicates that the ruling party will put up a fierce contest for all the seats in the politically critical UP.

Except for this two, the BJP central election committee made a decision to field five serving ministers and a party general secretary from the states which they are representing now. Health Minister J P Nadda has been renominated from Himachal Pradesh and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has been renominated from Bihar.

Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Thawarchand Gehlot is being fielded from Bihar.

This round of Rajya Sabha elections would bring cheers to the saffron camp as their numbers will go up and bringing down the Opposition seats.

The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day without transacting any business on Monday as members including National Democratic Alliance constituent, Telugu Desam Party, stormed into the well of the House demanding "Special Status" for Andhra Pradesh.

The other two Union ministers, Parshottam Rupala and Manusukh Mandaviya, will contest from Gujarat. Both of their current Rajya Sabha membership is also from Gujarat. The seat of Ali Anwar has already fallen\\vacant after his membership was terminated on complaint of anti party activitiesby JD (U). Bihar has six, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh have five each. Out of these seats, four are in Gujarat which are presently held by the BJP.

The last date of filling of nomination is on March 12.

Power dynamics are all set to change in the Rajya Sabha this time after next month's polls as BJP is expected to significantly increase its tally due to recent electoral victories.

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