Thushar Vellappally to go to Rajya Sabha via Uttar Pradesh

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who has been a Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat since 2012, is now being shifted to Uttar Pradesh, where BJP stormed to power with a large majority and selected Yogi Adityanath as chief minister over a year ago.

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will be sent to Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh.

The BJP candidates who had that time won the Rajya Sabha polls were party president Amit Shah and Union minister Smriti Irani.

Social justice minister Thawarchand Gehlot will contest from Madhya Pradesh, Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad from Bihar and J P Nadda from Himachal Pradesh.

Minister of State for Agriculture Parshottam Rupala and Minister of State for Chemical and Fertilizer Mansukh Bhai Mandaviya have been renominated from Gujarat.

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They recounted incidents where family members were taken away by Myanmar's security forces and later found dead. The Myanmar military's oppression was described as " ethnic cleansing " by the UN.

"Gujarat Congress president Bharatsinh Solanki, and leaders who lost the Assembly polls, like Shaktisinh Gohil, Arjun Modhwadia, Siddarth Patel and Tushar Chaudhary are likely to be in fray for the seats", a party source said. BDJS chairman Thushar Vellappally is expected to file nomination papers from Uttar Pradesh as early as next week, Manorama News reported.

Senior Congress leaders are likely to insist on fielding former Knowledge Commission chairman, Sam Pitroda or party veteran Janardhan Diwedi from Karnataka for one of the three seats from the state which the party is aiming to win in the forthcoming Rajya Sabha polls on March 23.

The biennial elections will be held on March 23 to replace 58 Rajya Sabha members.

The last date of filling of nomination is on March 12.

The current term of all the leaders ends on April 2. He is retiring as a member of the Upper House from Madhya Pradesh. In Karnataka, Congress can easily elect two MPs, while there will be a fight for the fourth seat between the Congress and the JDS.

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