“Missing penance”: Nagma, Pawan Khera make their pain public after Rajya Sabha exclusion by Congress leadership


Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera on Monday took to social to ask his party leadership why he could not make it to the Rajya Sabha after 10 names were announced for the Upper House of the parliament.

Khera wrote on social media, “Maybe something was missing in my penance.”

This was after the Congress released the names of 10 nominees for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls. They included Rajeev Shukla and Ranjeet Ranjan from Chhattisgarh, Ajay Maken from Haryana, Jairam Ramesh from Karnataka, Vivek Tankha from Madhya Pradesh, Imran Pratapgarhi from Maharashtra, Randeep Singh Surjewala, Mukul Wasnik and Pramod Tiwari from Rajasthan and P Chidambaram from Tamil Nadu.

Khera, who’s been flying his party’s flag in TV debates, wasn’t the only Congress leader publicly expressing his resentment over the Rajya Sabha exclusion. Actor-turned-politician Nagma also shared her frustration on Twitter as she wrote, “SoniaJi our Congress president had personally committed to accommodating me in RS in 2003/04 whn I joined Congressparty on her behest we weren’t in power thn.Since then it’s been 18Yrs they dint find an opportunity Mr Imran is accommodated in RS frm Maha I ask am I less deserving.”