Sanjay Singh among Aam Aadmi Party's three Rajya Sabha nominees

Sanjay Singh among Aam Aadmi Party's three Rajya Sabha nominees

Cheryl Sanders
January 13, 2018

Whereas, the last date to file the nominations for Rajya Sabha's three seats is 5th January 2018.

Before two days when AAP announced nominees for Rajya Sabha elections, Kumar Vishvas expressed his annoyance over being shorn of a Rajya Sabha nomination, the Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday hit back at the discontented leader.

"I am asking this because the people in Delhi are questioning your decision to name businessman Sushil Gupta as the party's candidate for the Rajya Sabha", Tiwari said. The AAP's popular campaigner singled out party convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his attack, accusing him of "shady dealings". "For the last one-and-a-half years, be it the PAC (Political Affairs Committee) or my elder brother Arvind Kejriwal's decision on issues like surgical strike, taking a soft stand on terrorists, his silence on ticket distribution and JNU. whatever truth I spoke, I have been punished today", Vishwas told the media here. But his frequent run-ins with Mr Kejriwal, who accuses Mr Vishwas of plotting to overthrow him as AAP chief, cancelled the chances of the poet-politician. "Some said that we are scared that if we associate ourselves with AAP, the central government will use all its forces to ruin our name and they declined our offer with respect", Sisodia said. Probably, this could be the reason why the party delayed the announcement of the candidates.

Three Rajya Sabha seats from Delhi will fall vacant by the end of this month when the tenure of Congress members Janardhan Dwivedi, Parvez Hashmi and Karan Singh end. Once, while smiling Kejriwal told me 'we will kill you but will not let you become a martyr.

"It is very much possible that Rajya Sabha nominations are also decisions taken like the way taken in a private limited company", Agarwal said. While Sushil Gupta is a former Congress member, N.D. Gupta is a leading chartered accountant. I have never felt more disappointed with this party.

Earlier, the party had contacted around 18 eminent personalities from different walks of life including former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan, former union minister Arun Shourie, ex-Chief Justice of India T S Thakur and names from the world of cinema.

Delhi sends three members to the Rajya Sabha. "Now I don't know".

AAP leader Sanjay Singh. Meanwhile the AAP in Delhi has claimed to win all three seats, as it enjoys a majority in the 70-member Delhi assembly.

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