BJP's Madhya Pradesh unit president Narendra Singh Tomar on Monday filed his nomination for the vacant seat in the Rajya Sabha from the state. Accompanied by the State Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the party's state organisation General Secretary Makhan Singh Chouhan and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kailash Vijaywargiya, Tomar filed his nomination for the vacant seat on the last day of filing of nomination in the State Assembly.
He submitted his nomination papers to the Returning Officer Dr A K Payasi.
The election became necessary due to the death of sitting BJP member of the Upper House Laxminarayan Sharma. The scrutiny of nomination will be done on January 13 while the last day for withdrawal of nomination is January 1. Later, Tomar told reporters that following the party's instructions he is filing his nomination for the Rajya Sabha. When asked about the coming Lok Sabha polls, he said that the BJP has already shown its strength in the state Assembly polls and will repeat it in the general elections also.