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Amit Shah, Smriti Irani selected for contesting in Gujarat's Rajya Sabha elections

Amit Shah, Smriti Irani selected for contesting in Gujarat's Rajya Sabha elections

BJP president Amit Shah will be in Uttar Pradesh on a three-day visit from tomorrow to hold a series of meetings with local leaders and state government ministers, as part of his nationwide tour to strengthen the party.

This would be Shah's first time as a member of Parliament with the BJP parliamentary board last night announcing him as its candidate for the polls.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Friday filed his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat.

Rajput, an MLA from Sidhpur and Congress's chief whip in the Gujarat Assembly, left Congress on Thursday for rge BJP along with Viramgam MLA Tejashree Patel and Vijapur MLA Prahlad Patel.

The BJP on Tuesday announced that Shah and Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani will contest Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat.

Of the total 11 Rajya Sabha members from the State, the term of three - Ms.

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Of the ten RS seats that will be up for polls on August 8, six are from West Bengal.

The BJP hopes that it can ally with Shankersinh Vaghela, who has left the Congress, to get support from the MLAs loyal to him.

He was made the BJP chief after the party won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

With Venkaiah Naidu being fielded as vice-presidential nominee, Manohar Parrikar moving to Goa as State Chief Minister and Anil Madhav Dave's untimely passing away, the Union Cabinet may require "more experienced hands and talent", sources said.

The term Ms Irani, Congress leader Ahmed Patel and Dilip Pandya are coming to an end on 18th of next month.

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