Hardeep Puri and Neeraj Shekhar in BJP list for UP Rajya Sabha poll | India News – Times of India


LUCKNOW: Putting speculations to rest, the BJP announced eight candidates, including former UP DGP and ex-chairman of state SC Commission Brij Lal, for the Rajya Sabha seats from UP on Monday. BJP and its allies have a strength of 313 MLAs in UP assembly which is enough to get eight candidates sail through easily. The party ranks, however, did not rule out the possibility of an additional candidate filing his papers on the last of nomination on Tuesday.
The BJP repeated Union housing and urban poverty alleviation minister Hardeep Puri, party national general secretary Arun Singh and ex-PM Chandra Shekhar’s son and SP turncoat, Neeraj Shekhar. Neeraj had left the SP and joined BJP last year.
Besides them, the party relied on fielding lesser known candidates who have been serving the organisation for long. Among the remaining candidates, there are two Brahmins — Haridwar Dubey and Seema Dwivedi and two OBCs — Geeta Shakya and BL Verma.

Source Times of India

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