In a statement here, the BJP's Central Election Committee announced the names of these eight prominent party leaders and ministers whose terms in the Rajya Sabha are coming to an end between April and May this year.
Incumbent independent MP, Rajiv Chandrashekar, who is backed by the BJP, is already lobbying hard for a chance at winning a second term to the Rajya Sabha on its ticket.
Minister of State for Agriculture Parshottam Rupala and Minister of State for Chemical and Fertilizer Mansukh Bhai Mandaviya have been renominated from Gujarat.
There are four seats getting vacant in Gujarat and all are BJP MPs.
In the state Assembly polls, the BJP's tally reduced to 99 in 2017 from 115 in 2012, while the Congress managed to increase its numbers to 77 from the previous 60.
No Left members were present in the House in the first hour.Prime Minister Narendra Modi was received in the House by thumping of desks by Bharatiya Janata Party members as he is being chiefly credited for the party's recent electoral victories in the three northeastern states, specially the Left-ruled Tripura.
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Health Minister J.P. Nadda has been nominated from Himachal Pradesh from where he will easily win the seat given his party's good show in the assembly elections.
The last date of filling of nomination is on March 12.
Another important movement is of Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who represented Bihar in the Upper House, to Madhya Pradesh.
The BJP held two of the seats that go to poll, with Basavaraj Patil Sedam and R Ramakrishna retiring.
Voting to elect 58 members to the Rajya Sabha from different states will take place on March 23, the Election Commission announced on Wednesday. The CM wants to send one minority, one Dalit and one Lingayat to the Upper House of Parliament keeping the Assembly elections in mind.