Sonia Gandhi set to make Rajya Sabha debut from Rajasthan

Sonia Gandhi, former president of the Congress party, is poised to step into the Rajya Sabha arena, marking her debut in the Upper House. According to party sources, she is expected to file her nomination papers from Rajasthan for the forthcoming Upper House polls, as reported by PTI.

The filing of nomination papers is scheduled to take place in Jaipur on February 14, just two months ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Accompanying her during this significant step are anticipated to be party leader Mallikarjun Kharge, along with her son Rahul Gandhi and daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, PTI further noted.


Earlier considerations had suggested the possibility of Sonia Gandhi entering the Rajya Sabha from Himachal Pradesh, as disclosed by sources within the party. Notable contenders for the upcoming elections include Ajay Maken, Congress treasurer, Bhanwar Jitendra Singh, general secretary, and Abhishek Manu Singhvi, a senior advocate, among others.

Sonia Gandhi, a five-term Lok Sabha MP representing Rae Bareli, will not contest the next general election. Her journey in the Lok Sabha began in 1999 after assuming the role of Congress president.

The Congress party holds a favorable position to secure one of the three Rajya Sabha seats in Rajasthan in the upcoming elections. This seat will become vacant in April following the completion of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s six-year term.