Gujarat: Amit Shah, Smriti Irani file nomination for Rajya Sabha elections

Gujarat: Amit Shah, Smriti Irani file nomination for Rajya Sabha elections

The Parliamentary board of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made the announcement on Wednesday

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Amit Shah files nomination for Rajya Sabha elections today/ ANI image

Gujarat: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah and Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani filed their nominations for Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat on Friday at 11 a.m.

The Parliamentary board of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday announced that party chief Amit Shah and Union Minister Smriti Irani will contest for Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat.

Shortly after concluding the board meeting, BJP leader and Union Minister J.P. Nadda made the announcement. "The Parliamentary board has decided to field our party chief Amit Shah and Textile and I&B minister Smriti Irani for the Gujarat Rajya Sabha seats," he said.

Currently, Shah is an MLA from Gujarat’s Naranpura constituency. Nadda also said that BJP’s woman tribal leader Sampatia Uike, from Mahakoshal region, Madhya Pradesh will be fielded in the Rajya Sabha by-election from the state.

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