It’s official. The Aam Aadmi Party has decided to send senior leader Sanjay Singh, businessman Sushil Gupta and chartered accountant ND Gupta to the Rajya Sabha.
The decision was announced following the AAP’s Political Affairs Committee (PAC) meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence in New Delhi.
“Sanjay Singh, Narayan Das Gupta and Sushil Gupta will be the Aam Aadmi Party’s Rajya Sabha nominees,” Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister and senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia announced at a press conference following the PAC meeting.
Earlier, the AAP 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 TS Thakur and names from the world of cinema. But they declined the offer.
AAP’s Kumar Vishwas was earlier seen to be a strong contender for a Rajya Sabha seat. He had even expressed his desire to enter the Upper House, but has been clearly snubbed.
Party spokesperson Ashutosh had also emerged as a possible choice.
The last date to file nominations for the three Rajya Sabha seats is January 5.