BJP president Amit Shah will contest for Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat which signals an end to his ambition to return to Ahemdabad and opens a possibility of his joining the union government in future.

Even after becoming the party president in 2014, Shah had retained his Naranpura MLA seat and had even attended assembly session on March 30 which was reportedly after a gap of two years. He also gave a fourty-minute speech in the assembly attacking Congress for being a stumbling block in state's development. Shah, however, has all along denied that he nurtured any Gujarat ambition after coming to Delhi. 

BJP parliamentary board in its meeting held on Wednesday evening decided to field Shah and re-nominate union minister Smriti Zubin Irani to Rajya Sabha from Gujarat, party leader JP Nadda announced. For the third seat of Gujarat which is also due for poll on August 18, Nadda said the party is "deliberating" on the candidature but state leaders will decide and let know their views to the central leadership.
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