New Delhi: After getting the assembly ticket, BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta has resigned from the Rajya Sabha. According to information received by sources, his resignation has not yet been accepted. Swapan Dasgupta has requested to accept the resignation by tomorrow.
Swapan Dasgupta resigned from the Rajya Sabha citing constitutional rules by the Trinamool Congress stating that a nominated member of the Upper House cannot join any political party. Swapan Dasgupta has reportedly sent his resignation with a request that will be accepted by tomorrow. His term was until April 2022.
Dasgupta said, “I have special status as a candidate in Rajya Sabha. I am contesting this election as a BJP candidate from Tarakeswar. Naturally there are a lot of issues between the two things. The nomination process resolves all of these. The Time I File My Nomination, all these issues will be resolved. I have not yet filed my nomination. I hope to do this on Thursday or Friday “
He did not respond to the post of Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra on Monday. He said, “I am not answering anything.” All I am saying is that there are a lot of issues, a lot of clearances, which we have to get from various institutions including Parliament before filing your nomination. All these I will secure before filing my nomination. “
Mahua Moitra had tweeted that if a person joins a political party six months after the oath, he can be disqualified from the Rajya Sabha. He said that Dasgupta, who was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 2016, cannot contest an MLA from a BJP ticket.
Mahua said, “Swapna Dasgupta is the BJP candidate in the assembly elections.” The 10th schedule of the constitution states that a Rajya Sabha member is disqualified if he joins any political party after the expiry of 6 months with an oath. He was sworn in in April 2016. He should now be disqualified for joining the BJP. “