Swapan Dasgupta on Tuesday resigned as a Rajya Sabha MP after the Trinamool Congress raised questions over his continuation as Rajya Sabha Member after the Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) fielded him as a celebration candidate for the upcoming West Bengal Meeting elections scheduled later this month.
“I’ve resigned from the Rajya Sabha at this time to commit myself completely to the struggle for a greater Bengal. I hope to file my nomination as BJP candidate for the Tarakeshwar Meeting seat within the subsequent few days,” BJP chief dasgupta stated.
In keeping with the reviews, Dasgupta has ship his resignation to the Chairman of Home, Vice President Venkaiah Nadu. It stays unknown if the resignation has been accepted.
The saffron occasion BJP has fielded Swapan Dasgupta from Tarakeshwar Meeting constituency in West Bengal. He’s thought of to be one in all its distinguished faces within the state and now that Dasgupta will contest on the BJP ticket, the election politics continues to warmth up with polls simply few days away.
Dasgupta’s resignation has come hours after TMC MP Mahua Moitra raised objections to his nomination as candidate for meeting ballot from BJP. Citing the tenth Schedule of the Structure, the TMC MP stated that Dasgupta might be disqualified for submitting nomination as a BJP candidate.
Swapan Dasgupta is BJP candidate for WB polls.
tenth Schedule of Structure says nominated RS member to be disqualified if he joins any political occasion AFTER expiry of 6 months from oath.
He was sworn in April 2016, stays unallied.
Have to be disqualified NOW for becoming a member of BJP. pic.twitter.com/d3CDc9dNCe
— Mahua Moitra (@MahuaMoitra) March 15, 2021
Taking to her official account, Moitra in a Tweet stated, “Swapan Dasgupta is BJP candidate for WB polls. tenth Schedule of Structure says nominated RS member to be disqualified if he joins any political occasion AFTER expiry of 6 months from oath. He was sworn in April 2016, stays unallied. Have to be disqualified NOW for becoming a member of BJP.”
Not solely the Trinamool Congress, however the Indian Nationwide Congress occasion additionally raised the questions on the identical looking for clarification from the Rajya Sabha chairman in regards to the nominated MP’s standing.