Updated February 11th, 2024 at 22:45 IST
BJP Releases List of Candidates for Rajya Sabha Election 2024
The Rajya Sabha election is scheduled to take place on February 27.
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NEW DELHI: With the Rajya Sabha election set to take place on February 27, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday released a list of 14 candidates from Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal, news agency PTI reported.
Union Minister and ex-Congress leader RPN Singh, former Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala and BJP National Spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi (nominated for a second term) are among the prominent figures nominated for the Upper House of Parliament.
A notable exclusion from the list is that of former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi whose Rajya Sabha term is coming to an end next month. On Sunday, he issued a statement congratulating the two candidates chosen from Bihar — Dr Bhim Singh and Dr Dharmshila Gupta — and asserted that he valued his three-decade-long relationship with the BJP and that he would continue to work for the party as before.
With inputs from PTI.
Published February 11th, 2024 at 21:49 IST