‘Who can reject AAP-BJP supported N.D.Gupta’s candidature’, asks Maken

ajay maken
ajay maken

New Delhi, Jan 8: Delhi Congress Chief Ajay Maken on Monday said when the BJP-led central government and the AAP were backing N.D. Gupta’s candidature for the Rajya Sabha, then “who will reject the nomination”.

Taking to Twitter, Maken stated “N.D.Gupta going to Rajya Sabha was a foregone conclusion… But, we wanted to highlight how the AAP chose a BJP supporter and appointee to this plum Rs 1.74 lakh crore Trust, for Rajya Sabha?”

“When both AAP and BJP — the state and central government are supporting — who will reject the nomination?” he asked soon after Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Rajya Sabha candidate N.D. Gupta’s candidature was approved by the election commission, quashing the Congress’ complaints.

On Saturday, the scrutiny of nomination of N.D. Gupta was put on hold following Congress’ complaint to Returning Officer Nidhi Srivastava — its second complaint — that Gupta had not resigned as chairman of the Audit Committee of the National Pension Scheme (NPS) Trust.

In a letter to the Returning Officer, Maken had said that Narayan Dass Gupta was appointed as the chairman from September 8, 2015 and “has not resigned from the post till date”.

The poll panel on Saturday approved nominations of the AAP’s other two candidates — party leader Sanjay Singh and businessman Sushil Gupta — for the biennial elections to the Rajya Sabha.


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