Delhi CM Kejriwal offers Rajya Sabha seat to Raghuram Rajan

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The Aam Aadmi Party is expected to nominate the name of former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan as one of its three members for the Rajya Sabha to set an example of non-political sent to parliament by a political party. Sources close to AAP convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said to the India Today that four to five prominent personalities from different fields have been approached for the Rajya Sabha membership.

“We met Arvind Kejriwal last month and said that if the party gives the Rajya Sabha ticket to Kumar Vishwas then the image of the party would not be perceived positively. They should pick an economist because if in the future we decide to go national, then AAP would be a party who knows what it is talking about. So the party is mulling speaking to Raghuram Rajan and sending him to Rajya Sabha,” said an AAP MLA on the condition of anonymity to News18. Rajan was the RBI governor when the central government had announced demonetization. The ex-RBI governor publicly opposed the move and resigned shortly after it. The AAP is having serious discussions to make a mind for the nominations of the Rajya Sabha.

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