New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party today nominated Sanjay Singh, Sushil Gupta, and ND Gupta as its Rajya Sabha nominees. While Singh has been associated with the party since its inception, Sushil Gupta is a Delhi-based businessman and ND Gupta a chartered accountant. The decision was taken at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence in a meeting attended by around 56 party MLAs.
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The party’s highest decision making body, the PoliticalAffairs Committee (PAC), met soon after and formally approvedthe decision. “Sushil Gupta has made big contributions in the educationand health sectors in Delhi and Haryana. He provides freeeducation to 15,000 children. “Narayan Das Gupta is the former president of the ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountant of India),” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told reporters.
Disgruntled leader Kumar Vishwas, who was angling for an RS slot, did not attend the PAC meeting. He is a member of the PAC. Elections to three Rajya Sabha seats from Delhi would beheld on January 16. The AAP, which enjoys a brute majority inthe 70-member Delhi Assembly, is set to win all three seats. The last date to file nominations for the three Rajya Sabha seats is January 5.