New Delhi, Feb 18 (PTI) Veteran actor Hema Malini willbe the BJP candidate from Karnataka for the forthcoming RajyaSabha by-poll in the state.
The BJP''s Central Election Committee announced Malini''scandidature today.
Malini, who completed one term in the Rajya Sabha in2009, will get only the remaining one year term of RajashekharMurthy. The JD(S) leader died on December 6, 2010 due to aheart attack.
The actor had missed the bus in 2009 from Madhya Pradeshfor the Upper House in Parliament as the BJP state unit choseto field another candidate.
Party sources said she has been rewarded for being BJP''sstar campaigner and being available for party work wheneverrequired.
The BJP also announced the names of six candidates forthe Assembly elections in Assam to be held in May. Thesecandidates are: Misson Ranjan Das (Karimganj North), ParimalSuklabaidya (Dholai- SC), Ranjit Dutta (Bohali), Sushil Dutta(Lumding), Prasanta Phukan (Dibrugarh) and Rameswar Teli(Duliajan).