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Union finance minister Arun Jaitley will contest the Rajya Sabha elections from Uttar Pradesh while petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan will do so from Madhya Pradesh, the BJP's central election committee announced on Wednesday.

Jaitley, a three-term MP, is now a Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat while Petroleum Minister Pradhan represents Bihar in the Upper House.

The BJP candidates who had that time won the Rajya Sabha polls were party president Amit Shah and Union minister Smriti Irani.

Other Union ministers being fielded are Thawar Chand Gehlot, Mansukh L. Mandaviya, Parshottam Rupala, Jagat Prakash Nadda and Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Besides these seven ministers, the Bharatiya Janata Party has renominated its General Secretary Bhupender Yadav from Rajasthan. The BJP is also slated to get one seat. Going by their present strength in the state Assembly, the ruling Congress can comfortably win three seats and the BJP one.

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Samajwadi Party which has 18 members in the Upper House now is expected to be the biggest loser due to its dismal performance in 2017 Assembly polls, while chunk of it would go to the saffron kitty.

Eight Ministers of the Modi Cabinet are retiring from the Rajya Sabha.

BJD president and the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has also dropped hints that this time the party may choose all political personalities as its candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections.

Mr. Chandrashekar may not find it easy to get a BJP ticket as netizens have started a campaign on social media urging the party to opt for a local candidate instead of an outsider. Congress state chief, Bharat Sinh Solanki could file nomination for the second seat.

Finance minister Jaitely has been representing Gujarat in the Rajya Sabha for last three terms from 2000. The fourth seat was held by K Rahman Khan of the Congress.

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