Prominent leaders like GVL Narshima Rao who is the party's spokesperson and Anil Jain, National General Secretary of BJP will contest from Uttar Pradesh along with Sakal Deep Rajbhar and Harnath Singh Yadav.
In Uttar Pradesh the gamble is for the 9th seat.
In the 182-member House, the ruling BJP has 99 MLAs while the opposition Congress 77.
The SP has named Jaya Bachchan as its candidate for the Rajya Sabha polls, while BSP has fielded Bhim Rao Ambedkar.
In Bihar, there are six vacancies. "We are sure that many MLAs will vote for us in view of the development work being carried out under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and chief minister Yogi Adityanath", he said.
Meanwhile, the Congress too has issued its Rajya Sabha candidates' list.
The BJP on Sunday announced the names of 18 candidates for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections, after a meeting of the party's Central Election Committee.
A short while after 2:30 PM, almost half an hour before the 3-PM deadline for filing of papers, Rathwa turned up along with state Congress leaders at the office of Returning Officer here and submitted his papers.
Muraleedharan had come second in the Kazhakootam Assembly constituency in 2016 polls, pushing the sitting Congress legislator to the third position. "This shows that the Congress votes will get divided", said Gujarat Deputy CM Nitin Patel. From Uttarakhand, Anil Baluni will fight while from Rajasthan, Kirori Lal Meena, who rejoined the BJP, and Madan Lal Saini were given ticket.
The saffron party is assured of three seats from Maharashtra this time, so it has chose to field HRD minister Javadekar and former state chief minister Narayan Rane along with V. Muraleedharan, who is a former Kerala BJP party chief. The term of four members of the Upper House - Rajeev Chandrashekar (Independent), Rahman Khan (Congress) and Basavaraj Patil Sedam and R. Ramakrishna (both BJP) will end on April 2, 2018. The party nominated three candidates from Karnataka, including Dalit poet L. Hanumanthaiah and Vokkalinga leader G.C. Chandrasekhar. Chandrasekhar will win only if he manages to get a section of JD (S) votes. The party has nominated senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi from West Bengal.