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AAP nominates 2 Padma awardees for Rajya Sabha from Punjab

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Chandigarh: The ruling Aam Aadmi Party has nominated two Padma awardees for Rajya Sabha membership from Punjab.

Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann announced that the party had chosen Padma Shri Balbir Singh Seechewal, a river conservationist, and Padma Shri Vikramjit Sahni, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, as its candidates for the Rajya Sabha.

The nominations have to be filed by May 31.

Two Rajya Sabha seats from Punjab are set to fall vacant in July with the terms of Congress MP Ambika Soni and Shiromani Akali Dal MP Balwinder Singh Bhunder coming to an end.

The elections will be held on June 10.  AAP, with its majority in the Assembly, is all set to win both the seats.

 

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