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Swapan Dasgupta renominated to Rajya Sabha

Upper House MP Swapan Dasgupta had tendered his resignation from his post in Rajya Sabha on March 16, ahead of the West Bengal Assembly polls.

File photo of Swapan Dasgupta (Courtesy: Twitter)
File photo of Swapan Dasgupta (Courtesy: Twitter)

New Delhi: Former journalist Swapan Dasgupta, who had resigned from Rajya Sabha and unsuccessfully contested the recent West Bengal assembly elections on a BJP ticket, has been renominated to the Upper House of Parliament by the government.

Upper House MP Swapan Dasgupta had tendered his resignation from his post in Rajya Sabha on March 16, ahead of the West Bengal Assembly polls. The West Bengal BJP on March 14 nominated MP Dasgupta to contest from Tarakeshwar constituency in Hooghly district.

Soon after his nomination, Trinamool Congress stirred up controversy over Dasgupta’s candidature. TMC’s MP from Krishnanagar Mahua Moitra had hit back at Swapan Dasgupta saying that he should be disqualified.

In another development, noted lawyer Mahesh Jethmalani was also nominated to Rajya Sabha by the central government.

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“In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-clause (a) of clause (1) of article 80 of the Constitution of India, read with clause (3) of that article, the President is pleased to renominate Shri Swapan Dasgupta to the Council of States to fill the seat which has fallen vacant due to his resignation for his reminder term viz – 24-04-2022,” according to a Home Ministry notification.

In a separate notification, the Home Ministry said Jethmalani has been nominated to Rajya Sabha to fill the seat that has fallen vacant due to the demise of Raghunath Mohapatra for the reminder his (Mohapatra’s) term i.e till 13-07-2024.

The President nominates renowned personalities to the Upper House on the advice of the government. The nominated members are drawn from fields such as literature, science, sports, art and social service.

(With inputs from PTI)

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