BJP fielding nine candidates for Rajya Sabha from UP; Arun Jaitley files nomination papers

Lucknow: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday filed his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha election from Uttar Pradesh.

File image of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. PTI

File image of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. PTI

Jaitley filed his nomination papers at the Tandon Hall of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly complex in the presence of UP BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey, deputy chief ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma, UP cabinet ministers Shrikanth Sharma and Anupama Jaiswal, and party leader Hero Bajpai.

Apart from Jaitley, the other Rajya Sabha candidates announced by the BJP from Uttar Pradesh are Ashok Bajpai, Vijay Pal Singh Tomar, Sakal Deep Rajbhar, Kanta Kardam, Anil Jain, Harnath Singh Yadav and GVL Narasimha Rao.

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was not present during Jaitley's nomination as he was in Varanasi and Mirzapur for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit.

Monday is the last day for filing of nomination for the Rajya Sabha election. Voting, if needed, will be held on 23 March.

Later speaking to reporters, UP deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma said, "If you see our list of Rajya Sabha candidates, all the regions have got representation on the basis of merit. This is the speciality of the BJP."

Published Date: Mar 12, 2018 14:11 PM | Updated Date: Mar 12, 2018 14:11 PM

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