EAM Jaishankar, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Likely To Contest Lok Sabha Polls, Says Pralhad Joshi – News18

Last Updated: February 26, 2024, 22:59 IST

Presently, EAM Jaishankar is a member of Rajya Sabha from Gujarat whereas FM Nirmala Sitharaman represents Karnataka in the Upper House. (File Image/PTI)

Earlier this month, BJP’s Karnataka unit chief BY Vijayendra had confirmed that BJP and JDS will fight the elections together in all 28 Lok Sabha constituencies

Union Minister Pralhad Joshi on Monday stated the possibility of the BJP fielding External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman from the constituencies in Karnataka in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

“Dr S Jaishankar and Nirmala Sitharaman may contest from Karnataka or from other state constituencies. There is still no clarity about the constituency,” Pralhad Joshi told reporters in Karnataka’s Hubballi, according to an ANI report.

Earlier this month, the Karnataka unit chief BY Vijayendra had confirmed that BJP and JDS will fight the elections together in all 28 Lok Sabha constituencies.

“All our leaders have assured our Home Minister (Amit Shah) that BJP and JDS will fight the elections unitedly in all 28 Lok Sabha constituencies and we will make 100 per cent efforts to win all 28 Lok Sabha seats,” said Karnataka BJP chief.

Presently, EAM Jaishankar is a member of Rajya Sabha from Gujarat whereas FM Nirmala Sitharaman represents Karnataka in the Upper House.

(With ANI inputs)