BJP chief J P Nadda, Ashok Chavan, a recent addition to the party, and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi are among the candidates competing in the Rajya Sabha elections, as the deadline for submitting nominations concluded on Thursday.

The biennial elections are scheduled on February 27 in 56 seats – 10 in Uttar Pradesh, six each in Maharashtra and Bihar, five each in West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, four each in Gujarat and Karnataka, three each in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Rajasthan and Odisha, and one each in Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

However, a majority of the candidates are likely to get elected unopposed. February 20 is the last date of withdrawing candidature. Voting is scheduled to take place from 9 am to 4 pm on February 27 and the counting will be held on the same day from 5 pm onwards.

Here is the complete list of all the candidates:

Uttar Pradesh:

Candidate Party
R P N Singh BJP
Chaudhary Tejveer Singh BJP
Amarpal Maurya BJP
Sangeeta Balwant BJP
Sudhanshu Trivedi BJP
Sadhna Singh BJP
Naveen Jain BJP
Sanjay Seth BJP
Jaya Bachchan SP
Ramjilal Suman SP
Alok Ranjan SP

Gujarat:

Candidate Party
JP Nadda BJP
Jashvantsinh Parmar BJP
Mayank Nayak BJP
Govind Dholakia BJP

Rajasthan:

Candidate Party
Sonia Gandhi Congress
Chunnilal Garasiya BJP
Madan Rathore BJP

Maharashtra:

Candidate Party
Ashok Chavan BJP
Medha Kulkarni BJP
Ajit Gopchhade BJP
Milind Deora Shiv Sena
Chandrakant Handore Congress
Praful Patel NCP

Odisha:

Ashwini Vaishnaw BJP
Debashish Samantaray BJD
Subhasish Khuntia BJD

Madhya Pradesh:

L Murugan BJP
Dalit seer Umesh Nath Maharaj BJP
Maya Naroliya BJP
Banshilal Gurjar BJP
Ashok Singh Congress

Karnataka:

Candidate Party
Ajay Maken Congress
Naseer Hussain Congress
G C Chandrasekhar Congress
Narayana Krishanasa Bhandage BJP

West Bengal:

Candidate Party
Sagarika Ghose TMC
Sushmita Dev TMC
Mohammad Nadimul Haque TMC
Mamta Bala Thakur TMC
Samik Bhattacharya BJP

Himachal Pradesh:

Candidate Party
Abhishek Manu Singhvi Congress

Telangana:

Candidate Party
Renuka Chowdhury Congress
M Anil Kumar Yadav Congress

Bihar:

Candidate Party
Akhilesh Prasad Singh Congress
Manoj Kumar Jha RJD
Sanjay Yadav RJD
Sanjay Kumar Jha JDU
Bhim Singh BJP
Dharamsheela Gupta BJP

Chhattisgarh:

Candidate Party
Devendra Pratap Singh BJP

Haryana:

Candidate Party
Subhash Barala BJP

Uttarakhand:

Candidate Party
Mahendra Bhatt BJP

Andhra Pradesh:

Candidate Party
Gola Babu Rao YSRCP
YV Subba Reddy YSRCP
Meda Raghunath Reddy YSRCP

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