Union Minister Prakash Javadekar appears all set to get elected to Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh after the BJP declared him as its candidate to replace the seat being vacated by Faggan Singh Kulaste who got elected to Lok Sabha.
The byelection to the seat is slated to take place on June 19 for which the last day of filing the nominations is June 9.
The BJP on Friday also declared to nominate party leader Prabhar Kore for Rajya Sabha from Karnataka while announcing former deputy chief minister in the state K S Eshwerappa as party candidate for the Legislative Council.
Javadekar’s Rajya Sabha term expired in April this year and he missed renomination as the BJP decided to support RPI leader Ramdas Athawale from Maharashtra to seal the alliance with the RPI ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
Sources said the party was hoping that another Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who is not a member of either House,will get elected to Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh with help from alliance partner TDP. The vacancy in Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh has arisen due to the death of N Janardhana Reddy.
Former Apple executive and Dwarka MLA Adarsh Shastri has also been included in the spokespersons’ list.