Rajya Sabha polls: BJP chief Amit Shah to contest, Smriti Irani re-nominated for seat from Gujarat

Amit Shah, currently a legislator in Gujarat, will be making his debut in Parliament once he is elected, given the numbers the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party enjoys in the state assembly

IANS July 26, 2017 21:20:55 IST
Rajya Sabha polls: BJP chief Amit Shah to contest, Smriti Irani re-nominated for seat from Gujarat

New Delhi: BJP chief Amit Shah will contest the biennial election to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat, the party announced on Wednesday.

Shah, currently a legislator in Gujarat, will be making his debut in Parliament once he is elected, given the numbers the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party enjoys in the state assembly.

Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani, currently a Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat, has been re-nominated for the other seat.

The announcements were made by Union Minister JP Nadda after a meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Board here on Wednesday evening.

Nadda also announced the candidature of Sampatia Uike, a woman tribal leader from Mahakoshal region, from Madhya Pradesh in a by-election to the Rajya Sabha from the state.

Updated Date:

also read

Gujarat GSET 2021: Admit cards released; check steps to download hall ticket here
India

Gujarat GSET 2021: Admit cards released; check steps to download hall ticket here

Aspirants who have applied for the exam can download their hall tickets through the official website -https://gujaratset.in.

COVID-19 outbreak in Parliament: 875 of 2,847 test positive during third wave
India

COVID-19 outbreak in Parliament: 875 of 2,847 test positive during third wave

Out of the total tests, 915 were conducted by the Rajya Sabha Secretariat and 271 samples were found to be positive for the infection

Remembering Rohith Vemula:  On his sixth death anniversary, a look at the PhD student's demise and its aftermath
India

Remembering Rohith Vemula: On his sixth death anniversary, a look at the PhD student's demise and its aftermath

Remembering Rohith Vemula: On his sixth death anniversary, a look at the PhD student's demise and its aftermath