As the terms of nine Rajya Sabha members from Gujarat and West Bengal are ending on August 18, the need for an election and its candidatures are felt.
Rajya Sabha members representing western state Irani, Dilipbhai Pandya, and Congress Ahmed Patel are retiring next month.
Rajya Sabha Elections will be held for three seats in the state Gujarat on August 8.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah, who is a five-term legislator in the Gujarat assembly is all set to contest Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat.
The BJP is also planning to re-nominate union minister Smriti Irani, whose term ends next month.
The BJP has not yet mentioned the name of a third candidate for the Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections.
Ahmed Patel, political advisor to Congress President Sonia Gandhi. is likely to contest for Rajya Sabha seat.