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Amit Shah, Smriti Irani, Balwantsinh Rajput file nominations for Rajya Sabha poll in Gujarat

Amit Shah, Smriti Irani, Balwantsinh Rajput file nominations for Rajya Sabha poll in Gujarat

India Blooms News Service | | 28 Jul 2017, 03:24 pm
Gandhinagar, July 28 (IBNS): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President Amit Shah and Union textile minister Smriti Irani filed their nominations for the Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat on Friday.

Apart from Shah and Irani, Balwantsinh Rajput, who recently shifted to BJP from the Congress party, also filed his nomination for the polls.

The Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat will be held be August 8.

In a major blow to the Congress after the resignation of Shankersinh Vaghela,  three of its senior legislators in the Gujarat Assembly resigned on Thursday. One of the legislators who has quit is Balwantsinh Rajput, who was Congress' chief whip in the assembly.

Within hours of resignation, the three MLAs including Rajput joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

The BJP President was accompanied by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and former CM of the state Anandiben Patel.

On the other hand, Congress has fielded Ahmed Patel for the Rajya Sabha seat from Gujarat.

Image: Official Twitter handle of BJP (@BJP4India).