On June 10, the Congress will name ten candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections, which will be held in 15 states for 57 seats. P Chidambaram, Jairam Ramesh, Ajay Maken, Randeep Surjewala, and Rajeev Shukla are among the senior Congress figures on the list.
Two other leaders on the list are former Union minister Mukul Wasik (Rajasthan) and Vivek Tankha (Madhya Pradesh), who were part of a group of 23 that wrote to Congress president Sonia Gandhi in 2020, requesting a large-scale organizational makeover.
Mr. Chidambaram of Tamil Nadu, Ramesh of Karnataka, Mr. Maken of Haryana, and Mr. Surjewala of Rajasthan have all been nominated.
Seven Congress members — Mr. Chidambaram (Maharashtra), Mr. Ramesh (Karnataka), Ambika Soni (Punjab), Mr. Tankha (Madhya Pradesh), Pradeep Tamta (Uttarakhand), Kapil Sibal (Uttar Pradesh), and Chhaya Verma (Chhattisgarh) — will be concluding their mandates in the Rajya Sabha in the next two months.
BJP announced a list of 16 Rajya Sabha candidates
The BJP announced a list of 16 Rajya Sabha candidates earlier today, including Union ministers Piyush Goyal and Nirmala Sitharaman from Maharashtra and Karnataka, respectively.
Six of the 16 applicants are from the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Elections to fill 57 seats from 15 states will be held on June 10 due to the retirement of members on various dates between June and August. Nominations must be submitted by May 31.