Nagpur: Nagpur’s famed industrialist and Rajya Sabha member Ajay Sancheti will be among the 55 parliamentarians in the Upper House whose tenure would come to an end in coming April. Sources informed that BJP is likely to renominate Sancheti who is believed to be belonging to Chief Minister’s faction. It is believed that Banwarilal Purohit was annointed to the post of Governor through recommendations of CM.
Besides Sancheti, other nominated RS members like Sachin Tendulkar, film actress Rekha and Anu Agha are also included in the list of 55 members who would be bidding bye to Rajya Sabhi in April 2018. After the outgoing members step out of Rajya Sabha, the political equations in Upper House would eventually change. While the Congress would have its members from Maharashtra and Gujarat, BJP would see its seats increased in Uttar Pradesh.
From Maharashtra, the tenure of atleast two Congress members would end whereas this time the party would be able to send only one member to Rajya Sabha. Similarly in Gujarat Congress would get 2 out of 4 RS seats.
Talking about Delhi quota, 3 Congress members would also see their tenure ending around the same time. This would pave the entry of 3 Aam Aadmi Party members who would make way to Rajya Sabha for the first time.
The members whose tenure is ending in April include,
Ajay Sancheti from BJP Nagpur, Union Mininster Arun Jaitley, JP Nadda, Ravishankar Prasad, Prakash Jawdekar, Dharmendra Pradhan, K L Ganeshan, Thawarchand Gehlot, Mansukhlala Mandaviya, Meghraj Jain, Bhushanlal Jangid, Vaswaraj Patil, Vinay Katiyar, Rangasayi Ramkrishnan, Purushottam Rupala, Shankarbhai N Vengad, Bhupendra Yadav.
Pramod Tiwari, Renuka Chaudhary, Rajiv Shukla, Rehman Khan, Rajni Patil, Narendra Budhaniya, Abhishek Manukumar Singhvi.
Samajwadi Party‘s Naresh Agrawal, Jaya Bachchan and Kiranmay Nanda.
BSP‘s Mukanad Ali.
JD (U)’s Dr Mahendra Prasad, Anil Kumar Sahani, Vashishth Narayan Singh.
Chandrashekhar, AV Swami
Shiv Sena‘s Anil Desai
NCP‘s DP Tripathi, Vandana Chauhan
TMC‘s Vivek Gupta, Kunal Kumar Ghosh, Nadeem Ul Haque and others.