Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani and BJP national president Amit Shah are other two candidates fielded by the party.
The lawmakers, who resigned from Congress, are considered close to Shankarsinh Vaghela, who exited the Congress last week over the party's decision not to project him as Chief Minister in assembly elections due later this year.
Chhanabhai Chaudhary, a legislator from tribal Vansda seat, and Mansinh Chauhan from Balasinor submitted their resignations to Speaker Ramanlal Vora on Friday.
With these resignations, the total strength of the state Assembly has gone down to 176, and Patel would need 46 of the 51 Congress votes to make his Rajya Sabha comeback.
"The Congress MLAs are angry with their party and its ideology. Of course, eventually, he will resign", the source said. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and senior leader Anandiben Patel were also in attendance during the nomination procedure. Speculation is rife that even Rajput could file his nomination papers for the Upper House, hoping to get surplus BJP votes and a slice off the Congress votes meant for Patel.
Vaghela had disassociated himself from Congress on July 21, a day after the presidential poll results revealed that 11 Gujarat Congress MLAs had cross-voted in favour of the NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind.
The Congress has alleged that the BJP is "stealing" its legislators, with Congress leader Renuka Choudhury claiming that her party's MLAs are being "threatened and coerced to switch sides" to help the BJP candidate win the Rajya Sabha election.
Earlier, Sharma had raised the issue through a point of order saying the Constitution was being violated by the ruling BJP which was using the police to "kidnap" MLAs.
The resignation of two more MLAs on Friday has reduced Congress's tally to 52 in the 182-seat assembly. They later drove to the BJP office in Gandhinagar and joined the saffron party in the presence of its president Amit Shah.
"Similar attempts to buy the loyalty of Congress MLAs Mangalbhai Gavit and Ishwarbhai Patel were made by misuse of muscle power, money power and state power".
The actress, who was grilled for more than six hours stated that she smokes and consumes alcohol but has never taken drugs. The SIT has summoned 12 persons from the film industry, including directors and actors, for questioning in the case.
Forced into a vote by Donald Trump , the Senate has so far failed to pass a bill to repeal and/or replace Obamacare . Rand Paul introduced the amendment - within two years , and come up with a replacement plan in the meantime.
In 1999, the Indian Army had taken control Himalayan posts in the Ladakh, after putting up a fight for 60 days. According to ANI, Adityanath said, "26 July 1999 ko sena ne Pak ko peeche hatne pe majboor kiya tha".
It now heads to the Senate - where Democrats have a significant strength - before it can be signed into law by the U.S. president. Andy Biggs, R-Gilbert, focused on the fact that Congress had "taken the first significant step to build the wall".
Narmada Mahotsav and Swagat Online program scheduled on tomorrow also cancelled due to heavy rain and flood. In the last 24 hours, Ahmedabad alone has received 200 mm of rainfall, according to official figures.
Japan is the top destination for US chilled and frozen beef, with trade valued at $581 million this year through May. Aso told reporters the government is explaining the move to the United States and other countries.
Timmermans without knowledge of the bills and Polish law comes up with a hurtful criticism of Poland". Kaczynski said he expects "very strong resistance" to his party's plans to decentralize the media.
Gowen says the federal bank fraud count stems from a "modest real estate matter" and is motivated by anti-Muslim bigotry. "Mr. Awan's wife and children left the US for Pakistan earlier this year, Politico reported .
JP Morgan has "Neutral" rating and GBX 781 target. 6/22/2017-Morgan Stanley initiated coverage with a Equal weight rating. Hap Trading has invested 0.02% in BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 55,904 were reported by Amica Mutual Insurance.
The company said it expected adjusted underlying earnings (EBITDA) will be between US$130mln and US$150mln in the third quarter. For its part, Twitter has encouraged investors to focus on other areas for user engagement. "It always was and always will be".
The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of expandable internal storage. Alongside the smartphone , the company also officially launched the Moto 360 Camera Moto Mod for the United States market.
French PM visits areas worst hit by wildfires
The French prime minister, Edouard Philippe, has travelled to areas struck by wildfires in France's Cote d'Azur region. Firefighters said they were exhausted and needed more manpower and equipment.
GOP needs to live up to promises on health care
Recent study findings have determined the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has had no effect on emergency room visits in Maryland. Senate will ultimately consider would kick more than 700,000 Washingtonians out of health coverage.
Fed policy meeting in focus this week
Steady job creation in the economy has pushed the US unemployment rate to 4.3 percent, near a 16-year low. The dollar jumped 0.7 percent against the Swiss franc to 0.9590 franc, its highest in almost a week.
Two Jordanians killed and Israeli wounded at embassy in Amman
The ministers were reportedly reviewing the initial decision on installing the metal detectors and weighing possible alternatives. Since then, Muslims have been praying outside the compound gates in protest against the controversial security measures .
Black Panther footage and posters unveiled
For those of you who hadn't been checking for it, here's a quick look at what Marvel Studios presented at Comic-Con. T'Challa, not wearing his Black Panther costume but simple suit instead, swoops in to stop Klaue from getting away.
Red Sox shut out in Seattle
With one out, Seager got an infield single, hitting the ball between first baseman Mitch Moreland and second baseman Pedroia. Devers hit two home runs and had an OPS of 1.047 in those nine games with Pawtucket, continuing to show he can wield a bat.