Nominated member Swapan Dasgupta has resigned from the Rajya Sabha amid row over his candidature for West Bengal Assembly polls. Mr Dasgupta is a BJP candidate for the West Bengal election.
The Trinamool Congress cited constitutional rules that a nominated member of the upper house could not join a political party. Mr Dasgupta’s term expires in April 2022.
In a letter to the Rajya Sabha chairman, Congress Chief whip Jairam Ramesh pointed out that Mr Dasgupta has neither resigned from the House before contesting election nor has he joined any party.