BJP nominates Manhas and Chander Sharma for RS election
BJP has nominated Shamsher Singh Manhas and Chander Mohan Sharma as candidates for the biennial election to Rajya Sabha in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.
A press statement issued by the BJP read, “Our President Amit Shah has nominated Shamsher Singh and Chander Mohan Sharma as party candidates for the upcoming Rajya Sabha election.”
While Manhas is BJP national executive member and former J&K unit president, Sharma is also a senior party leader from the state. Sharma has also served as former Yuva Morcha president of the party in the state.
The election to the Council of States for electing four new members in the Upper House would be held on February 7 and the last date of filling nominations is January 28.
The four members whose terms are expiring are Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Saif-ud-Din Soz on February 10 and National Conference (NC) leaders Ghulam Nabi Wani and Mohammad Shafi on February 15.