BJP nominates Rupala for Rajya Sabha
Two-time BJP national vice president and former Gujarat BJP president Parshottam Rupala was nominated by the BJP to the Rajya Sabha seat which became vacant after the death of Congress MP Pravin Rashtrapal recently . Elections for this will be held in the second week of June.Rupala’s victory is almost certain. On Saturday , Rupala’s candidature was announced formally by the national BJP .
He hails from Amreli district. If key sources in the state BJP are to be believed, Rupala will be inducted into the cabinet in the next reshuffle and the party may drop Union minister of state (MoS) for agriculture Mohan Kundariya, who is also from Saurashtra like Rupala.Both Kundariya and Rupala come from the Kadva Patel community .
Rupala was considered a strong contender for the post of the CM when Narendra Modi stepped down to take over as Prime Minister.
However, in the end, Modi appointed Anandiben Patel as his successor
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