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RPN Singh among 14 Rajya Sabha candidates named by BJP

BJP media chief Baluni, MoS Chandrashekhar not renominated

RPN Singh among 14 Rajya Sabha candidates named by BJP

RPN Singh



Tribune News Service

New Delhi, February 11

Former Haryana state president Subhash Barala, former UPA minister RPN Singh and spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi are among 14 leaders the BJP nominated on Sunday for the upcoming elections to the Upper House.

Barala has been nominated for the vacancy in Haryana and Singh and Trivedi are among seven nominees from UP. Former Bihar deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi has not been renominated from Bihar where the BJP has named Bhim Singh and Dharamsheela Gupta as candidates. Of six Bihar vacancies, the NDA and the Opposition will bag three each. The JD(U) is likely to name one candidate.

Uttarakhand BJP chief Mahendra Bhatt has been nominated from the hill state. BJP media chief Anil Baluni has not been nominated from Uttarakhand nor has MoS Rajeev Chandrashekhar been renominated from Karnataka. They may be fielded for the Lok Sabha elections.

Among 14 nominated candidates seven are from Uttar Pradesh, two Bihar, one each from Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.

The elections to 56 Rajya Sabha seats spread across 15 states are scheduled to be held on February 27, and the last date for filing nominations is February 15.

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