New Delhi: Within hours of joining the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Jyotiraditya Scindiaon Wednesday figured among the party nominees for the Rajya Sabha elections scheduled for March 26.
Jyotiraditya Scindia, former Union Minister and senior Congress leader, will be the BJP candidate from Madhya Pradesh. He had quit the party on Tuesday and joined the BJP this afternoon in the presence of a galaxy of leaders of the lotus party.
The BJP has named Bhubaneswar Kalita as its nominee for the Rajya Sabha from Assam, Vivek Thakur from Bihar, Abhay Bhardwaj and Ramilaben Bara from Gujarat as other candidates.
The party has fielded Deepak Prakash as its candidate from Jharkhand, Lieseba Maharaja from Manipur, Udayan Raje Bhosle from Maharashtra and Rajendra Gehlot from Rajasthan.
The saffron party has given one seat each to its allies RPI (A) and BPF.Mr Ramdas Athawale, Union Minister, will contest from Maharashtra and Buswajit Diamary from Assam, according to a statement by the party national General Secretary Arun Singh here.(UNI)