BJP releases listing of candidates for Rajya Sabha election, eyes 2022 UP meeting polls


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The election for 11 Rajya Sabha seats is scheduled to be held on November 9. 

The BJP listing of candidates for the Rajya Sabha has a number of surprises and is designed to satisfy the challenges of the subsequent meeting elections in state which might be due in 2022.

Whereas the names of union minister Hardeep Singh Puri and celebration normal stary Arun Singh had been anticipated, the remaining six names are clearly aimed toward sustaining a caste and regional stability.

The celebration has named two Brahmin leaders for the higher home – Haridwar Dubey and Seema Dwivedi – and the transfer is designed to assuage the sentiments of Brahmins who’re stated to be upset with the BJP within the state.

Each are senior leaders within the UP BJP Whereas Haridwar Dubey has appreciable organisational expertise, Seema Dwivedi is a former legislator.

A shock title within the listing is Brijlal, a former DGP. Brijlal, as soon as near high BSP president Mayawati, had joined the BJP after his retirement and has been energetic in Dalit politics.

He has emerged because the Dalit face of the celebration lately.

Geeta Shakya and B. L. Verma belong to the OBC class.

The re-nomination of Neeraj Shekhar is aimed toward retaining the Thakurs inside the celebration fold.

Nonetheless, two leaders who had been hopeful of getting a seat within the Rajya Sabha however have been overlooked within the chilly are Dr Sanjay Singh who had left the Congress to affix BJP and Naresh Agarwal who had left the Samajwadi Get together to affix the saffron celebration.

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