Dharmendra Pradhan files nomination from Madhya Pradesh for RS poll


Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today filed his nomination paper for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections from Madhya Pradesh (MP).

The Central leadership of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on March 7 had named Pradhan as the party’s nominee for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections from MP.

Pradhan hailing from Odisha was elected to Rajya Sabha from the state of Bihar in 2012 and his tenure in the Upper House of the Parliament will end in April this year.

Five Rajya Sabha members from the state of MP will complete their terms in April this year. They include Union ministers Prakash Javadekar, L Ganeshan, Thawarchand Gehlot and Meghraj Jain from BJP and Satyavrat Chaturvedi from Congress.

The biennial elections will be held on March 23 to replace the 58 Rajya Sabha Members.

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