BJP shortlist HPU VC as RS candidate

The ruling Bhartiya Janta Party shortlisted Himachal Pradesh Vice Chancellor Dr Sikander Kumar as  party Rajya Sabha Election candidate from Himachal Pradesh. A party spokesperson disclosed the same here today. The Rajya Sabha  for the lone seat going vacant on April 2 was scheduled on March 31. This seat is going vacant after completion of tenure of Congress MP Anand Sharma on April 2 this year. The last date for nomination would be March 21, wherein scrutiny of nomination shall be done on March 22 and last date for withdrawal of candidatures shall be allowed till March 24.Dr Sikander is currently the Vice Chancellor of Himachal Pradesh University. Prior to it he was also President of BJP Scheduled caste Morcha. He was posted in Economics department of HPU and hailed from Hamirpur district of the state. He have been l engaged in the Teaching, Research and Extension for about three decades and has published 3 books – Statistical Methods, Micro Economics and Himalayan Economics. He has published one Journal besides 31 Research Papers published in the Journals.

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