Updated February 14th, 2024 at 14:43 IST

Rajya Sabha Elections 2024: BJP Fields Ashok Chavan From Maharashtra | See Full List

BJP on Wednesday released another list of candidates for the upcoming Rajya Sabha Polls where Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw will contest from Odisha.

Reported by: Digital Desk
Ashok Chavan | Image:PTI
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New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) released another list of candidates from various states for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls, fielding party Chief JP Nadda from Gujarat while recently joined new member Ashok Chavan from Maharashtra. 

This comes hours after the party fielded Union Minister L Murugan from Madhya Pradesh and Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw from Odisha.

Ashwini said, "I am a disciplined worker of the BJP...I thank the party's leadership, PM Modi for allowing me to render my services once again..."

BJD Supports Ashwini Vaishnaw

The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in a statement released said that it will support the candidature of Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, "for the larger interest of State's Railways and Telecom Development" in the ensuing Election to Rajya Sabha - 2024.

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BJD Supports Ashwini Vaishnaw

This comes as the saffron party earlier released the list with six new daces in for Uttar Pradesh for seven seats, including RPN Singh, Chaudhary Tejveer Singh, Sadhna Singh, Amarpal Maurya, Sangita Balwant, and Navin Jain. 

Sudhanshu Trivedi, the party's spokesperson, is the only candidate who has been given a second term for the Upper House.

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In Chhattisgarh, the BJP has fielded Raja Devendra Pratap Singh. Singh hails from a prestigious lineage and is the son of the grandson of Maharaja Chakradhar Singh. Notably, the renowned cultural event "Chakradhar Samaroh" is organized annually in Raigarh in honor of Maharaja Chakradhar Singh.

In Haryana, the party has picked Subhash Barala, the former chief of the party in the state, as its candidate for the upcoming elections. Furthermore, the party has fielded Narayana Krishanasa Bhandage from Karnataka. 

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For the Upper House, the party picked Mahendra Bhatt from Uttarakhand and Samik Bhattacharya from Karnataka.

 

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Published February 14th, 2024 at 10:44 IST