Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri Is BJP’s Rajya Sabha Candidate From Uttar Pradesh

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The seat fell vacant following the resignation of Mr Manohar Parrikar, who quit after he became Goa chief minister.

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday announced Housing and Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri as its candidate for a Rajya Sabha by-poll in Uttar Pradesh.



The seat fell vacant following the resignation of Mr Manohar Parrikar, who quit after he became Goa chief minister.

Mr Puri was sworn in as a Union minister in September.

He is not a member of Parliament and will have to elected within six months of taking oath.

His election is all but certain due to the BJP’s massive strength in the state assembly.



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