New Delhi, Jan 27: BJP has nominated Shamsher Singh Manhas and Chander Mohan Sharma as candidates for the biennial election to Rajya Sabha in Jammu and Kashmir.
"BJP President Amit Shah has nominated Shamsher Singh and Chander Mohan Sharma as party candidates for the upcoming Rajya Sabha election," a party release said here today.
While Manhas is BJP national executive member and former Jammu and Kashmir unit president, Sharma is also a senior party leader from the state. Sharma has also served as former Yuva Morcha president of the party in the state.
The election to the Council of States for electing four new members in the Upper House would be held on February 7 and the last date of filling nominations is tomorrow.
The four members whose terms are expiring are Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Saif-ud-Din Soz on 10th February and National Conference (NC) leaders Ghulam Nabi Wani and Mohammad Shafi on 15th February.