Oram & Vasava too among contenders
There is still a large pool of eligible MPS who have the required experience of five or six terms. They include Jual Oram, five-term Tribal MP from Odisha, key state in BJP’S scheme of things; Mansukhbhai Vasava, another tribal from Gujarat and considered close to PM Modi and was minister of state for tribal affairs in last government; and Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi who represents Bijapur reserve seat in Karnataka. On the basis of sheer experience, Anant Kumar Hegde also fits the criteria as he has been elected for six terms. But at 51, he is too young for the post and is also infamous for his caustic remarks.