Hindustan Times (Lucknow)
Swapan Dasgupta nominated for RS
Swapan Dasgupta, who resigned from the Rajya Sabha earlier this year to contest the West Bengal assembly elections, has been renominated to the seat that he had vacated, a Union home ministry order said on Tuesday. The notification said President Ram Nath Kovind has been renominated for the remainder of the term till April 24, 2022. The nominated members are drawn from fields such as literature, science, sports, art, and social service. Swapan Dasgupta, who was first nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 2016, resigned after he was named as the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Bengal’s Tarakeswar assembly seat on March 14. On Sunday, the government had notified the nomination of noted lawyer Mahesh Jethmalani to the Rajya Sabha on Sunday.