New Delhi: The authorities has nominated former journalist Swapan Dasgupta within the Rajya Sabha. Dasgupta resigned as a nominated member of the Upper House (Rajya Sabha) and contested West Bengal (BJP) on a BJP ticket. Swapan Dasgupta contested from Tarakeswar Vidhan Sabha seat in West Bengal, through which he misplaced to Ramendu Singh of Trinamool Congress by a margin of about seven and a half thousand votes.
Famous lawyer Mahesh Jethmalani has additionally been nominated by the Central Government for the Rajya Sabha. Jethmalani has been nominated for the seat within the Rajya Sabha which has been vacated by the dying of Raghunath Mahapatra. The Home Ministry has issued a notification giving details about this.
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The notification states, ‘The seat vacated by his resignation to President Swapna Daspagupta, utilizing the powers conferred beneath Part (A) of Clause (1) of Article 80 of the Constitution of India and Clause (3) of the identical Article. Pleased to be re-nominated to the Rajya Sabha for filling. His nomination is for the remaining time period of his time period to be accomplished within the Rajya Sabha on April 24, 2022.
In one other notification, the Home Ministry mentioned that Jethmalani has been nominated for the seat within the Rajya Sabha which has been vacated by the dying of Raghunath Mahapatra. His tenure can be for the rest of the tenure of Mahapatra to be accomplished on July 13, 2024.
Explain that the President nominates 12 members to the Rajya Sabha on the recommendation of the Center. The individuals nominated within the Upper House are large personalities in fields like literature, science, sports activities, arts and social service.