AAP is likely to nominate Raghuram Rajan as one of its 3 members for the Rajya Sabha to set an example of sending a non-politician to Parliament by a political party.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is likely to nominate former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan as one of its three members for the Rajya Sabha to set an example of non-political personalities sent to Parliament by a political party.
Sources close to AAP convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have told India Today that four to five prominent personalities from various fields have been approached for the Rajya Sabha membership. The list includes Rajan.
Rajan was the RBI governor when the central government had announced demonetisation last year. He had publicly expressed his opposition to the move, and resigned shortly afterwards. He currently teaches at the University of Chicago.
‘KEEP NAMES CONFIDENTIAL’
Sources in the AAP have added that most personalities approached by the party have asked to keep their names confidential till they confirm their willingness to go to the Rajya Sabha.
Intensive discussions are currently on within the AAP for the three Rajya Sabha nominations.
Senior party leader Kumar Vishwas had also openly expressed his desire to join the Upper House, but has been apparently snubbed.
Source : India Today