Amit Shah, Smriti Irani to contest Rajya Sabha polls from Gujarat
New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah and Textile Minister Smriti Irani will contest the Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat.
The announcements were made by Union Minister J.P. Nadda after a meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Board here on Wednesday evening.
Shah, currently a legislator in Gujarat, will be making his debut in Parliament once he is elected, given the numbers the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party enjoys in the state assembly.
Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani, currently a Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat, has been re-nominated for the other seat.
Nadda also announced the candidature of Sampatia Uike, a woman tribal leader from Mahakoshal region, from Madhya Pradesh in a by-election to the Rajya Sabha from the state.