BJP Unveils Rajya Sabha Election Candidates for Seven States including Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal.
New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has unveiled its candidates for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections, nominating individuals for seven states including Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal. Among the notable names are Sudhanshu Trivedi, RPN Singh, Subhash Barala, and Mahendra Bhatt. The decision was made public on February 11, following a meeting led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Uttar Pradesh Assembly Speaker Satish Mahana.
Former Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala has been nominated as the party’s candidate from Haryana. The list includes 14 candidates for the Rajya Sabha polls, with figures like RPN Singh and Sudhanshu Trivedi representing Uttar Pradesh, and Mahendra Bhatt heading from Uttarakhand. The absence of names of Union ministers whose terms are concluding suggests a potential focus on their participation in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
Union ministers Rajeev Chandrasekhar from Karnataka and Anil Baluni from Uttarakhand, both not nominated, may be poised for roles in the Lok Sabha elections. The BJP has yet to announce candidates for other vacant seats, including Bihar, where the fate of senior leader Sushil Kumar Modi remains uncertain.
Elections for 56 Rajya Sabha seats are slated for February 27, with nominations accepted until February 15. Bihar, with six vacancies, is anticipated to see a competitive contest between the ruling NDA and the opposition. While the JD(U) is expected to field a candidate, Sushil Kumar Modi’s situation remains undecided.
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has announced its nominees for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections in West Bengal. Journalist Sagarika Ghose, party leader Sushmita Dev, and others have been chosen for the five seats. The TMC, holding a comfortable majority in the assembly, is set to secure four out of the five seats, with the BJP expected to claim the fifth.