Lucknow: Voting for 11 Rajya Sabha seats of Uttar Pradesh quota is going to be held on June 10. Eight out of these 11 seats are believed to be in BJP's bag. BJP candidates for these seats can be announced on Saturday. Nominations for the Rajya Sabha elections are to be held by May 31. Along with the repetition of some faces, there is talk of sending many names including RPN Singh, Radha Mohan Das Agarwal, Laxmikant Vajpayee, Baburam Nishad to the Upper House.
Of the 11 seats to be vacant in the Rajya Sabha, the BJP had five, three of the SP, two of the BSP and one seat of the Congress last time. This time the political situation has changed. The numbers are only with BJP and SP. The SP has already announced to field three candidates. In such a situation, going to BJP's account of eight seats is almost certain. Among the existing members, Surendra Nagar and Zafar Islam are expected to be sent again. Surendra Nagar comes from Gurjar society and there is only one MoS in the cabinet in the form of Somendra Tomar from this society. At the same time, apart from Laxmikant Vajpayee from Brahmin quota, the names of Dr. Dinesh Sharma and former Assembly Speaker Hridaynarayan Dixit were also in the headlines.
Apart from this, the party can send former Union Minister RPN Singh, who left the Congress and joined the BJP, in the Upper House just before the assembly elections. Let us inform that Radha Mohan Das Aggarwal, who left Gorakhpur Sadar seat for CM Yogi, can also be rewarded by sending him to Rajya Sabha. There is speculation going on to send either Kunwar Manvendra and Sanjay Singh. At the same time, the party will soon announce its candidate for the Legislative Council.