Hema Malini to be BJP candidate from Karnataka for RS bypoll
Veteran actor Hema Malini will be the BJP candidate from Karnataka for the forthcoming Rajya Sabha by-poll in the state.
New Delhi: Veteran actor Hema Malini will
be the BJP candidate from Karnataka for the forthcoming Rajya
Sabha by-poll in the state.
The BJP`s Central Election Committee announced Malini`s
Malini, who completed one term in the Rajya Sabha in
2009, will get only the remaining one year term of Rajashekhar
Murthy. The JD(S) leader died on December 6, 2010 due to a
The actor had missed the bus in 2009 from Madhya Pradesh
for the Upper House in Parliament as the BJP state unit chose
to field another candidate.
Party sources said she has been rewarded for being BJP`s
star campaigner and being available for party work whenever
The BJP also announced the names of six candidates for
the Assembly elections in Assam to be held in May. These
candidates are: Misson Ranjan Das (Karimganj North), Parimal
Suklabaidya (Dholai- SC), Ranjit Dutta (Bohali), Sushil Dutta
(Lumding), Prasanta Phukan (Dibrugarh) and Rameswar Teli