AAP won Punjab Assembly polls in a sweeping victory with 92 seats. It now has an opportunity to nominate its Rajya Sabha contenders. A total of five have already been selected by AAP and these 5 members’ term in Punjab either will end soon or has already ended.
AAP officials on Monday said it has hand-picked Delhi MLA Raghav Chadha, IIT Delhi associate professor Sandeep Pathak, Cricketer Harbhajan Singh, Lovely Professional University (LPU) Founder and Chancellor Ashok Mittal, and Industrialist Sanjeev Arora as their upper house front runners.
The last date for nominating Rajya Sabha members is today and the elections will kick off on March 31st for the same. All the five mentioned individuals’ term in Punjab is soon to end or has already ended.
Sandeep Pathak has been associated with AAP for several years now, although he was not a front runner. Still, according to party officials, he orchestrated the strategy for the Punjab polls.
On the other hand, Raghav Chadha at 33 will be Rajya Sabha’s youngest addition. He was the party in charge as well in Punjab and looked over the activities in Punjab for several months. He is AAP’s most noted national spokesperson.
As per AAP’s sources Harbhajan, Chadha, and Pathak’s nominations were sealed last week itself, however, a serious debate is ongoing for the remaining two contenders on Monday morning.