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Swapan Dasgupta Restored To Rajya Sabha After Bengal Poll Defeat



Swapan Dasgupta contested from Bengal’s Tarakeswar, a Trinamool stronghold. (File)

New Delhi:

Former journalist Swapan Dasgupta, who stop his Rajya Sabha seat to contest within the Bengal meeting polls as a part of the BJP and misplaced, was renominated at this time to the seat he vacated. The authorities made the re-nomination at this time in what the Congress stated was a “first”.

A Home Ministry notification this night learn: “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”.

The President nominates famend personalities to the Upper House on the recommendation of the federal government. The nominated members are drawn from fields resembling literature, science, sports activities, artwork and social service.

Senior Congress chief and former Union minister Jairam Ramesh tweeted: “I think this is the FIRST time since the Rajya Sabha came into being in 1952 that such a thing has happened.”

Mr Dasgupta had contested from Bengal’s Tarakeswar – a Trinamool Congress stronghold — on a BJP ticket within the not too long ago concluded meeting polls. But he was among the many giant variety of BJP candidates who needed to chew the mud as Mamata Banerjee retained energy with a majority larger than even 2016.

The former journalist had been among the many MPs drawn into the battle for Bengal because the BJP scoured for credible faces for the city voters.

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