BJP Nominates JP Nadda for Rajya Sabha from Gujarat, Ashok Chavan from Maharashtra

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced its candidates for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections, featuring its national president JP Nadda for Gujarat and former Congress leader Ashok Chavan for Maharashtra.

The BJP’s list includes seven nominees for the biennial Rajya Sabha polls, with four candidates from Gujarat: JP Nadda, Govindbhai Dholakia, Mayankbhai Nayak, and Dr Jashvantsinh Parmar. In Maharashtra, the party has nominated Medha Kulkarni and Dr Ajit Gopchhade.

JP Nadda, currently a Rajya Sabha member from Himachal Pradesh, is fielded from Gujarat due to the BJP’s insufficient numbers to secure the lone seat in the Congress-ruled hill state.

Ashok Chavan, who recently joined the BJP after leaving the Congress, is nominated from Maharashtra. Chavan joined the BJP on Tuesday in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

Additionally, the BJP nominated Union ministers Ashwini Vaishnaw from Odisha and L Murugan from Madhya Pradesh for the upcoming elections.

The Rajya Sabha elections, scheduled for February 27, will be held in 15 states, including Uttar Pradesh. Voting will take place from 9 am to 4 pm on February 27, with the nomination deadline set for February 15. The results will be announced on the same day.

The Election Commission has declared the biennial Rajya Sabha polls for 56 seats, as the tenure of the incumbents ends in April.

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