The Aam Aadmi Party is likely to nominate former Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan to the Rajya Sabha, PTI reported on Wednesday. The party is awaiting a response from the economist.
AAP does not plan to field any of its leaders for the three Rajya Sabha constituencies in Delhi, a party leader told PTI. The three seats will get vacant in January. A jurist and a social worker are likely to be the other two choices of the party, which has 66 seats in the 70-member Delhi Assembly.
“We have approached him [Rajan], but he has yet to revert to us,” the party leader was quoted as saying.
Rajan’s three-year term as RBI governor ended on September 4, 2016. He said he would not seek a second term, an announcement that came after repeated criticism from Bharatiya Janata Party leaders.
Rajan has been a chief economist at the International Monetary Fund and is known for predicting the 2008 financial crisis three years before it happened.