A month after his resignation from the Rajya Sabha to contest the West Bengal elections on BJP ticket, Swapan Dasgupta was renominated to the Home by President Ramnath Kovind to fill the seat that fell vacant because of his resignation for his the rest time period until April subsequent.
Mr. Dasgupta misplaced the Tarkeshwar constituency to his TMC rival, Ramendu Sinharay, by margin of over 7,000 votes.
He was compelled to resign from the Rajya Sabha forward of the polls after the TMC compelled authorized motion since a nominated member can not contest on any social gathering ticket whereas persevering with to carry the put up within the Home.
TMC chief whip within the Rajya Sabha Sukhendu Sekhar Ray instructed The Hindu, “I don’t suppose it has ever occurred within the historical past of the Rajya Sabha that an individual who resigned only a month again is renominated by the President of India. The federal government is setting a foul precedent right here by throwing all parliamentary norms out of the window.”
Mr. Ray termed it a shameful act. “He was despatched to West Bengal, protected as a pacesetter of the BJP. After dropping the battle now, he’s being rehabilitated by the backdoor. The BJP, it appears, doesn’t have educated folks to run the present, so they’re holding on those they’ve,” he acknowledged.
It was a insult to the workplace of the President. “The nominated posts are to be occupied by individuals of eminence. And now, the President is compelled to appoint an individual who fought on BJP ticket only a month again,” Mr. Ray added.
Congress chief Jairam Ramesh stated on Twitter, “I feel that is the FIRST time for the reason that Rajya Sabha got here into being in 1952 that such a factor has occurred.”
A senior authorities official stated Mr. Dasgupta’s resignation was accepted and he had been re-nominated just for the rest of his time period that ends subsequent 12 months.