The BJP today declared its list of candidates for upcoming Rajya Sabha elections today. Newly inducted ex-Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia will be BJP’s candidate from Madhya Pradesh.
BJP announces its candidates for Rajya Sabha Elections.— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) March 11, 2020
Jyotiraditya Scindia from Madhya Pradesh pic.twitter.com/8fjVxQZUUs
The biennial Rajya Sabha elections are scheduled to take place on March 26 and the last date to file the nominations is this Friday. Three seats are to be filled from Madhya Pradesh and the recent developments in the state is expected to have a profound impact on the elections to send the candidates to the upper house of the parliament.
Other than Scindia, Bhuvaneshwar Kalita from Assam, Vivek Thakur from Bihar, Abhay Bharadwaj and Ramilaben Bara from Gujarat, Deepak Prakash from Jharkhand, Leishemba Sanajaoba from Manipur, Udayrana Raje Bhonsle from Maharashtra, Rajendra Gehlot and Ramdas Athawale from Rajasthan and Buswajit Daimary from Assam.
Congress strongman Jyotiraditya Scindia tendered his resignation on Tuesday following his meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Prime Minister Modi. His departure prompted another 22 Congress MLAs in the state to submit their resignation to the Madhya Pradesh Assembly Speaker.
On Wednesday, Jyotiraditya Scindia joined the BJP party in presence of the party president JP Nadda and expressed his gratitude to PM Modi and Amit Shah for giving him a place in their family. He also stated that Congress has ceased to be the party what it used to be earlier.
“There have been two life-changing events for me. The first one was on September 30, 2001, when I lost my father. It changed my life. The second one was yesterday March 10, 2020, which was his 75th birth anniversary when I took an informed decision to choose a new path for my life,” said Scindia.