The fear of losing their seats among the sitting Rajya Sabha MPs in the race to join many high profile leaders in TMC

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The fear of losing their seats among the sitting Rajya Sabha MPs in the race to join many high profile leaders in TMC

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with former Congress leader Kirti Azad in New Delhi on Tuesday. ANI

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New Delhi: The Trinamool Congress is hoping to increase its presence at the national level with several new members, but there is uneasiness among the party’s Rajya Sabha MPs. reason? There are apprehensions that sitting MPs in the Upper House may be asked to make way for new members – with speculation coming in – with several high-profile leaders from across the political spectrum.

The Trinamool has 12 Rajya Sabha MPs and there is speculation in party circles now that their performance is being closely scrutinized, such as how many questions they have asked during sessions, how many interventions they have made and how active they are. .

The party has already nominated MP Arpita Ghosh for former Goa Chief Minister Luizinho Faleiro. Way Some time ago he was asked to submit his resignation. Faleiro, who joined the party a few months back, has now been elected to that seat. It was only a year in Ghosh’s tenure when he was elected to the post. quitting asked for.

During her three-day visit to the national capital (November 22 to 25), Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee picked up three former MPs – Kirti Azad and Ashok Tanwar from the Congress and Pavan Varma. involve did.

Another BJP MP Subramanian Swamy also asked him. meeting Of. Although he is yet to join the party, he said, ‘I have already joined, there is no need to do so officially.’ However, there is speculation about the timing of his meeting with Banerjee. Swamy’s Rajya Sabha term ends in April 2022.

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