New Delhi: Congress Deputy Leader in Rajya Sabha Anand Sharma is being nominated as party candidate from Himachal Pradesh for election to the Upper House while senior leader AK Antony is likely to be renominated from Kerala and Oscar Fernandes from Karnataka.
Sharma, whose tenure as MP from Rajasthan is expiring soon, will have to resign from the seat to contest the polls from Himachal Pradesh, party sources said.
With the Congress having little chance to win any Rajya Sabha seat from Rajasthan owing to the overwhelming majority of the BJP in the state assembly, the party has chosen the Deputy Opposition Leader's home state for him to gain an entry to the Upper House.
Congress could contest three seats from Karnataka, if it enters into an understanding with JDS. Otherwise it is likely to contest two seats.