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What does the Congress Rajya Sabha list say?

What does the Congress Rajya Sabha list say?


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By BBC News Hindi

Updated: Monday, May 30, 2022, 17:53 [IST]

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Elections are to be held on June 10 for 57 Rajya Sabha seats in 15 states. Congress has released the list of names of its 10 candidates on these seats.

He had hoped for a joint candidate with JMM from Jharkhand, but JMM dashed that hope with the candidature of Mahua Manjhi.

Now the Congress will be able to send a total of 10 leaders to the Rajya Sabha. But there is a small screw in that too.

The Rajya Sabha list of the Congress includes Rajiv Shukla and Ranjit Ranjan from Chhattisgarh, Ajay Maken from Haryana, Jairam Ramesh from Karnataka, Vivek Tankha from Madhya Pradesh, Imran Pratapgarhi from Maharashtra, P Chidambaram from Tamil Nadu.

The candidature of Mukul Wasnik, Randeep Surjewala and Pramod Tiwari from Rajasthan has been announced.

Senior Journalist Anil Jain According to this, the victory of the Congress candidate from the rest of the states other than Rajasthan is considered to be absolutely certain.

In Rajasthan also, the matter can be stuck only for the third seat.

If Congress manages even the third seat of Rajasthan, then 10 out of 57 MPs can be from Congress quota.

Although the list of 10 leaders is also surprising many experts. Some important messages are also hidden in the names released in this list.

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Ghulam Nabi Azad

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Ghulam Nabi Azad

Senior Journalist Aurangzeb Naqshbandi Covering Congress for years. In a conversation with BBC, he says, three important things emerge from this list.

The first is that there are no 23 leaders left in the G-23. Now in a way, consider this group to be over.

“Kapil Sibal has already left from this. An attempt has been made to pacify Vivek Tankha and Mukul Wasnik by giving them Rajya Sabha seats. Gulab Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma have been put in the advisory group by Congress.

Bhupinder Singh Hooda became the President of the State Congress Committee from Haryana. So he looks a bit calm. Manish Tewari is in Lok Sabha. Shashi Tharoor is also there. There is definitely a desire for both of them to become the leader of the house in the Lok Sabha, but they have never expressed this by being vocal.

Among these names, the real face of G-23 was Kapil Sibal, who worked to bring people together. When he is no more with the Congress, the rest of the names don’t mean much.”

Senior Journalist Smita Gupta She says, “The meaning of this list is that one has to be loyal to the Congress party to get a Rajya Sabha ticket. Only Mukul Wasnik has been given a ticket from G-23. However, while in G-23, he was in public. Never said anything very openly on the Gandhi family like Sibal did, as Sibal once said.

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Kapil Sibal

Apart from this, there are many other messages hidden in the list of Rajya Sabha candidates.

In May itself, the Congress Party organized a Chintan Shivir in Udaipur. There was also a decision of that event that no one would hold a post for more than five years.

Aurangzeb says, “The Congress list of the Rajya Sabha shows that after the Chintan Shivir, the Congress leadership did not implement its own decisions later. Otherwise leaders like Jairam Ramesh, P Chidambaram would not have been named in the list.”

‘Those who have the ability to win the Lok Sabha would have been sent to the Rajya Sabha and not the experienced ones’, is the assessment of senior journalist Smita Gupta.

She cites the name of Ranjeet Ranjan, who has been an MP from Supaul in Bihar, but later lost the election.

Smita says, “Ranjit Ranjan is a good Rajya Sabha candidate. He has experience and age to win elections. Congress could have saved a Lok Sabha candidate by giving the Rajya Sabha seat to another senior leader.

Not giving Rajya Sabha to Anand Sharma and Ghulam Nabi Azad shows that Congress is not paying attention to the experience of seniors. His joining the G-23 may also have been a reason. On the other hand young faces like Jyotiraditya Scindia, Jitin Prasad, Sushmita Dev are leaving the party.

This shows that in the Chintan Shivir under the Congress leadership, big things were talked about for 2024, but nothing was implemented.

After seeing this list, there is a lot of discussion on social media that the party gives less preference to local leaders and more to national level leaders.

Although the Rajya Sabha is considered to be the house of ‘senior leaders’, where the focus is less on the state and more on the national policies, but both the experts believe that it is clear from this list that in deciding the Rajya Sabha candidature of the Chief Ministers of Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan. Didn’t go

Aurangzeb says, “Rahul Priyanka’s impression is clearly visible in the list. Both Randeep Surjewala and Ajay Maken, close to Rahul Gandhi, have found a place in the list. While Priyanka’s list, Rajiv Shukla and Pramod Tiwari managed to make their place. The Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh was in favor of fielding a local leader and a national leader. Similarly, Ashok Gehlot was definitely in favor of Randeep Surjewala. From there the leadership accepted his point.

“There were reports about Bhupinder Singh Hooda from Haryana that if the local leader would be sent to the Rajya Sabha, the MLAs could do cross-voting. Because of this Randeep Surjewala has been made a candidate from Rajasthan instead of Haryana. Ajay Maken has been nominated from Haryana. Has got a ticket from, where the number of Punjabis is large. However, it was also taken to mean that Hooda was in favor of sending G-23 leaders to the Rajya Sabha.

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of Uttar Pradesh lost tease

Apart from these messages, the impression of leaders belonging to Uttar Pradesh is also visible in this list.

Recently, assembly elections were held in Uttar Pradesh. Congress had to be content with only two seats. Congress is not in a position to make a single Rajya Sabha MP from there on its own. Yet three names have found a place in the Rajya Sabha list. Imran Pratapgarhi, Rajeev Shukla and Pramod Tiwari. Out of this, more dissatisfaction is being seen among the Congressmen on sending Imran Pratapgarhi to Rajya Sabha.

Pawan Kheda, who strongly favors Congress in the debate shows on TV channels, film star Nagma openly expressed her dissatisfaction.

Experts believe, both did not name any candidate in their tweets, but the reference is to Imran Pratapgarhi, who joined the Congress in the year 2019 itself and was made the chairman of the minority front as soon as he came. That is, he got two prizes in three years.

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There is every possibility that the Congress will be able to send all its ten candidates to the Rajya Sabha.

But seeing the strength of the Congress and BJP in the assembly, senior journalist Anil Jain says that it will not be easy for the Congress to take out all the three seats in Rajasthan. BJP can win its candidate on one seat and Congress on two seats. For the fourth seat, there will be a competition between both of them.

According to Anil Jain, “Election is to be held for 4 Rajya Sabha seats of Rajasthan. According to the strength of the state, any party will need 41 MLAs for one Rajya Sabha seat. In the state’s 200 assembly seats, Congress has 120 MLAs. BSP has 6 MLAs, while BJP has 76 MLAs. The fourth seat will be in the account of those who have good managers.

Although there is a Congress government in the state, due to this the Congress seems confident for the third seat with the help of independents.

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