BJP choose Nadda and Ashok Chavan for Rajya Sabha polls from Gujarat and Maharashtra

The next Rajya Sabha elections are scheduled for February 27, 2024 for four seats from Rajasthan. Subsequent elections will be held throughout the year in other states as per the six-year cycle.

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) fielded Congress turncoat Ashok Chavan from Maharashtra and named party chief J P Nadda as its candidate for the Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat on Wednesday. Nadda is now a member of the Rajya Sabha representing Himachal Pradesh, although the BJP lacks the necessary numbers to gain the state's lone seat, which is held by the Congress party.

A day after Chavan left the Congress and joined the BJP, his candidature for the Rajya Sabha elections was declared. Chavan's action comes after prominent members of the Maharashtra Congress, Baba Siddique and Milind Deora, left recently. Siddique joined the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), which is led by Ajit Pawar, while Deora joined the Shiv Sena, which is led by Eknath Shinde.

In the recent list of candidates for upcoming biennial elections for the upper house, the Central Election Committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party has given its approval to the following names for the upcoming biennial Rajya Sabha elections to be held in Gujarat and Maharashtra.

The other three BJP candidates from Gujarat are Govindbhai Dholakia, Mayankbhai Nayak and Dr Jashvantsinh Parmar. Medha Kulkarni and Dr Ajit Gopchhade have been named as party candidates from Maharashtra.

The next Rajya Sabha elections are scheduled for February 27, 2024 for four seats from Rajasthan. Subsequent elections will be held throughout the year in other states as per the six-year cycle.

Earlier today, the BJP released its second list of candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections, fielding Union minister L Murugan, Maya Narollya, Bansilal Gurjar and Umesh Nath Maharai from Madhya Pradesh. Union minister Ashwini Vaishnaw was named as BJP candidate from Odisha.