Arun Jaitley to contest Rajya Sabha polls from Uttar Pradesh: BJP

BJP announced the names of seven Union ministers who will be contesting the Rajya Sabha polls.

india Updated: Mar 07, 2018 19:24 IST
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Finance minister Arun Jaitley at a press conference after a Cabinet meeting in New Delhi on March 1. (PTI)

Finance minister Arun Jaitley will contest the Rajya Sabha elections from Uttar Pradesh while petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan will do so from Madhya Pradesh, the BJP’s central election committee announced on Wednesday.

Jaitley is currently a Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat and Pradhan from Bihar.

The party announced the names of seven Union ministers and one general secretary for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls in various states.

The others will contest from the states they have been elected from.

Social justice minister Thawarchand Gehlot will contest from Madhya Pradesh, law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad from Bihar and health minister JP Nadda from Himachal Pradesh, the party said in a statement.

The other two Union ministers, Parshottam Rupala and Manusukh Mandaviya, will contest from Gujarat.

Bhupender Yadav, the party’s general secretary, will again contest from Rajasthan.

The terms of all seven leaders ends on April 2 and all are set to be elected again.

First Published: Mar 07, 2018 18:54 IST