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After win in Punjab, who are Aam Aadmi Party’s picks for Rajya Sabha?

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Ludhiana, March 21

In the 2022 Assembly elections in Punjab, Aam Aadmi Party managed to win 92 seats of the total 117. After the gigantic win in the Assembly elections, AAP has now chosen its Rajya Sabha nominees.

Former Indian Cricketer Harbhajan Singh, IIT Professor Sandeep Pathak, famous educationist Ashok Mittal and Delhi MLA Raghav Chadha, who was also the election in-charge in Punjab, have been nominated for Rajya Sabha by Aam Aadmi Party.

It is to be noted that five Rajya Sabha seats will fall vacant on April 9. To fill those seats, elections will be conducted on March 31 and names were to be given today.

Now, Aam Aadmi Party’s strength in Rajya Sabha will now increase from three to eight.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann was the only Lok Sabha MP of the Aam Aadmi Party. Now, as he has resigned from the post, by-elections will be held for the Sangrur MP seat.

Who are these five nominees of AAP?

Harbhajan Singh is a renowned ex-cricketer. He played a crucial role in the 2007 and 2011 World Cup. Before Punjab Assembly elections, Harbhajan Singh had met then Punjab Pradesh Congress Chief Navjot Singh Sidhu. After the meeting, there were several speculations that Harbhajan Singh might join Congress. However, he denied it.

Sandeep Pathak is a professor of Physics at the Indian Institute of Technology. The reports suggest that he played a key role in party’s election campaigning. He is very close to Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and AAP Supremo Arvind Kejriwal.

Ashok Kumar Mittal is a renowned academician in Punjab. He is the founder of Lovely Professional University in Punjab. Raghav Chadha has also played a key role in Aam Aadmi Party’s victory in Punjab. He is AAP’s MLA in Delhi Assembly. He is the co-incharge of the Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab.

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