The ruling BJP on Monday announced the candidature of R Ramakrishna and Basavaraj Patil Sedam for Rajya Sabha elections from Karnataka.
Ramakrishna, a retired bureaucrat, is the party's central election cell convener, while Sedam is a former president of the state unit, BJP sources said.
The Congress has already nominated Rajya Sabha deputy chairperson, K Rahman Khan for the March 30 poll.
Given their strength in the legislative assembly, which forms the electoral college, the BJP and the Congress can easily get their candidates elected.
Monday is the last day for filing nominations.
JDS, with 26 MLAs, cannot get its nominee elected on its own.