Former BJP MP Virendra Kashyap and Arki’s former MLA Govind Ram Sharma have also submitted their claim for the vacant Rajya Sabha membership in Himachal Pradesh. Former BJP MP from Shimla, Virendra Kashyap has spoken before CM Jai Ram Thakur, party state president Suresh Kashyap and organization general secretary Pawan Rana. Arki’s former BJP MLA Govind Ram Sharma has also expressed his desire. He has been ticketed twice. For the first time, his ticket was cut while sitting MLA. It may be noted that Anand Sharma’s tenure as Rajya Sabha MP is being completed this month. The date of election has also been announced. On March 14, a notification will be issued for one seat of Rajya Sabha falling vacant in Himachal Pradesh. The last date for filing nomination papers would be March 21, the date for scrutiny of nominations would be March 22, the last date for withdrawal of nominations would be March 24 and the date of voting would be March 31.Many in the BJP have become aspirational for this post. Among them, Mahendra Pandey, who was the organization minister in the state BJP in the past, is also prominent. Although Pandey is originally from Uttarakhand. In such a situation, a section of BJP is in favor of giving preference to regional leaders. Both Virendra Kashyap and Govind Ram Sharma argue that both of them were ticketed while sitting MP and sitting MLA. While being the MP of Virendra Kashyap, it was given to Suresh Kashyap after cutting the ticket in the Lok Sabha elections. Similarly, the ticket of Govind Ram Sharma was also given to Ratna Pal Singh twice after cutting it. It is also being argued from both that despite this, he has worked for the party. However, both the leaders are still shying away from making public statements.The names of Ajay Jamwal, Ajay Rana and Maheshwar Singh are also in discussion. Among the BJP leaders for Rajya Sabha, the names of Ajay Jamwal, Ajay Rana and Maheshwar Singh are also in discussion. There is also a discussion that one of the two ministers of the state can be sent to New Delhi. After this appointment of Rajya Sabha, there are also speculations of a reshuffle in the cabinet.
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