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Swamy, Sidhu, Among BJP's Nominees for Rajya Sabha: Sources

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Last Updated: April 22, 2016, 10:06 IST

Sidhu is a popular BJP face in Punjab and Swamy has led a crusade against the Gandhis.

Sidhu is a popular BJP face in Punjab and Swamy has led a crusade against the Gandhis.

Malayalam actor Suresh Gopi has already been confirmed for the nomination.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to be ready with its list of nominees for Rajya Sabha.

As per sources, the party's nominations for the six seats includes senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, who continues to lead a crusade against the Congress first family.

The other nominations are BJP MP and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu, journalist Swapan Dasgupta, 5-time word champion boxer MC Mary Kom, economist and former Pune University Vice Chancellor Narendra Jadhav.

Malayalam actor Suresh Gopi has already been confirmed for the nomination. The actor said that his nomination was a gift by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the people of Kerala.

"It’s an occasion for joy for everyone. I had been hinted about the nomination earlier," Gopi said.

The announcement of nomination came after the erstwhile action hero of Malayalam films met BJP president Amit Shah in New Delhi recently.
first published:April 22, 2016, 09:29 IST
last updated:April 22, 2016, 10:06 IST