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Shringla to contest Lok Sabha election from Darjeeling

Update : 23 Mar 2024, 21:01

India's former foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, 61, will join the rulling BJP party today. Source confirmed that he will contest Lok Sabha election from Darjeeling, West Bengal. 

Shringla, who was India’s ambassador to the US during 2019-2020, had been the foreign secretary from 2020 to 2022. As the Indian envoy in US, he had worked closely with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the “Howdy Modi” event held in Texas in 2019. He also served as the chief coordinator of India’s G-20 presidency in 2023.

The BJP has been winning the Darjeeling seat since 2009, although none of its MPs here have been local candidates or even renominated. Before Bista, the BJP’s MPs from the seat were Jaswant Singh (2009-2014) and S S Ahluwalia (2014-2019).

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