Three AAP candidates elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha


Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidates Sanjay Singh, Sushil Gupta and ND Gupta were on Monday elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Delhi.

The three got ‘Certificate of Election’ confirming their election to the Upper House by Returning Officer Nidhi Srivastava, reported IANS news agency.

This was after the nomination papers of its Rajya Sabha candidate, ND Gupta, was accepted by the Election Commission.

Taking to Twitter, AAP leader Raghav Chadha wrote, “Nomination of AAP’s RS candidate Shri ND Gupta accepted. Congress’s frivolous complaint dismissed. Cheap publicity stunt based on unsound legal advice.”

Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken on Saturday had filed an objection to nomination of AAP’s Raja Sabha candidate N.D. Gupta for allegedly holding an office of profit.

In his objection filed with the retuning officer, Maken claimed that Gupta is “currently holding the office of a Trustee of the National Pension System Trust. He was appointed on 30 March”.

Gupta, along with two other Rajya Sabha candidates of the Aam Aadmi Party, Sanjay Singh and Sushil Gupta, had filed nomination papers on 4 January.

“N.D. Gupta’s nomination is liable to be rejected under Section 36 of Representation of Peoples Act, 1951 read with Article 102 of the Constitution,” Maken had claimed.

Meanwhile, AAP leader Sanjay Singh, who too filed his nominations for the Rajya Sabha, has said that his party will speak to Kumar Vishwas to placate him.

“We will talk to him but this conversation will not happen through media,” Singh was quoted by Hindi newspaper Jansatta.

Vishwas had launched an all-out attack against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after being denied the Rajya Sabha ticket. AAP leader and Kejriwal’s cabinet colleague, Gopal Rai, had accused Vishwas of hatching a conspiracy to topple the Delhi government.