AAP May Offer Rajya Sabha Seat To Raghuram Rajan


New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party has been considering giving its three Rajya Sabha seats to outsiders and former governor of Reserve Bank of India, Raghuram Rajan tops the list.

Rajan was the RBI governor when the central government had announced demonetisation last year. He had publicly expressed his opposition to the move, and resigned shortly afterwards. He currently teaches at the University of Chicago.

Delhi-based Aam Aadmi party has been entitled to three members in the Upper House whose term will begin in January. The report citing sources said that the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wanted to pick professionals and “outsiders”in place of leaders from the party for all the three seats.
At present, Rajan is pursuing academics at the Booth School of the University of Chicago, where he also taught till 2003.