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BJP President JP Nadda quits Rajya Sabha seat from Himachal after election from Gujarat

BJP National President JP Nadda on Monday evening resigned from his position as Rajya Sabha MP.
Last Updated 04 March 2024, 15:27 IST

New Delhi: BJP president JP Nadda on Monday resigned from the Himachal Pradesh seat that he is currently a Rajya Sabha MP from, a month before his tenure is set to end on April 4. Nadda has now been elected to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat. 

“Shri Jagat Prakash Nada, an elected Member of the Council of States (Rajya Sabha), representing the State of Himachal Pradesh, resigned his seat in the Rajya Sabha and his resignation has been accepted by the Chairman, Rajya Sabha w.e.f.  4th March, 2024,” read a Parliament bulletin by Secretary General PC Mody. 

In Gujarat, Nadda is replacing Parshottam Rupala who has been fielded to the Lok Sabha elections from Rajkot. 

On the Rajya Sabha seat in Himachal Pradesh, vacated by Nadda, the BJP forced a contest fielding Congress turncoat Harsh Mahajan. The Congress, who fielded its key legal counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi, lost after six of its MLAs sided with old aide Mahajan. The rebellion has brought a cloud on the prospects of the Congress government in the bill state.

On February 20, Nadda and three others were elected to the Upper House. Diamond baron Govindbhai Dholakia as well as BJP leaders Jasvantsinh Parmar and Mayank Nayak were sent to the Rajya Sabha by the BJP. 

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(Published 04 March 2024, 15:27 IST)

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