1. Ex RBI governor Raghuram Rajan to become Rajya Sabha MP of Arvind Kejriwal led AAP? What we know so far

Ex RBI governor Raghuram Rajan to become Rajya Sabha MP of Arvind Kejriwal led AAP? What we know so far

Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan may become Rajya Sabha MP from Delhi from Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

By: | Published: November 8, 2017 12:40 PM
raghuram rajan, aap, rajya sabha, rajya sabha mp, rbi governor, Arvind Kejriwal, delhi, Aam Aadmi Party, delhi rajya sabha seats Big surprise for many in the political corridors. (Photos from PTI)

If this becomes reality, it will be a big surprise for many in the political corridors. According to media reports quoting sources, former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan may become Rajya Sabha MP from Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Reportedly, AAP has offered Raghuram Rajan an RS MP seat from Delhi. Also, as per sources quoted by various media reports, Rajan is considering the Rajya Sabha seat offer by AAP.

The Arvind Kejriwal led party is entitled to three members in the Upper House whose term will begin in January.

Noteworthy, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan featured on the list of probables for this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics.

Rajan, who at 40 was the first non-western and the youngest to become the chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, shot to big fame three years after he predicted a financial crisis at an annual gathering of economists and bankers in the US in 2005.

He was appointed RBI Governor by the previous UPA government in 2013 and although he expressed his willingness to continue for a second term, but was not offered an extension, by the current NDA regime, which most of his predecessors got.
He is currently the Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago.

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    bhimsen
    Nov 10, 2017 at 11:55 am
    WTF Raghuram Rajan needs a morally and intellectually corrupt AAP to get a RS seat!! That is really pits Mr. Rajan.
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      Nandakumara Acharya
      Nov 9, 2017 at 12:31 pm
      Such an eminent intelligent person becoming Rajya sabha MP is a pride for our country and good for the people, particularly common man.
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        Rahul
        Nov 8, 2017 at 10:02 pm
        But he doesn't know how to make money from the Cow dung and vote from Hindu Muslim.
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          vijaypalreddyjukareddy
          Nov 8, 2017 at 9:05 pm
          Had he been stubborn about serving motherland he would have found d ways to patch up with dissent in d larger interest. He chose to switch to comfortable position quickly. He had no resolution that serving motherland is ultimate, like Modi. If he wants to sail with Kejri it is a fool choosing an .
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            Mohammed Yasar
            Nov 19, 2017 at 8:31 pm
            Modi bakht Open ur eyes and see world. Bewaqoof
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            Rameswar Pattanayak
            Nov 8, 2017 at 8:33 pm
            This only qualification being annoyed Modiji.
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            1. Sanjib Bandyopadhyay
              Nov 8, 2017 at 8:11 pm
              What has happened to the news about Rajan's becoming head of US Fed. head? Is it a lost case?
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                CClements
                Nov 10, 2017 at 6:04 am
                I think that this was only a suggestion. But there is no doubt that Mr. Rajan is suitable for the job and has the requisite qualifications. Perhaps. he is not a member of the Republican Party. Another factor to consider is that true of his type, Trump would prefer a white American more suitable for such an important post. Also, Trump being an astute businessman, he could be having his own circle of friends in the business world who he would appoint.
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              2. Sanjib Bandyopadhyay
                Nov 8, 2017 at 8:05 pm
                If this happens, it will be good for all. Political statement from a political forum is understandable and accepted. But doing politics with a veil is dangerous.
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                1. Umeshchandra Mishra
                  Nov 8, 2017 at 7:56 pm
                  This is another publicity stunt of Kejri, Rajan is too independent minded to play second fiddle to likes of Kejri. Moreover, he is an American citizen, he cannot stand for elections in India.
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                  1. Parsuram Mahabhoi
                    Nov 8, 2017 at 6:29 pm
                    After raghuram rajan why not other RBI gov tk necessary discccion
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                    1. Parsuram Mahabhoi
                      Nov 8, 2017 at 6:27 pm
                      Yit is better
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                        Rajat
                        Nov 8, 2017 at 5:13 pm
                        Lies being spread by AAPtards. In a couple of days, Rajan will come forward and ridicule the rumours.
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                          MannA S
                          Nov 8, 2017 at 4:51 pm
                          Rajya Sabha needs such people rather to adjust defeatd politicians.
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                            Sadasivan
                            Nov 8, 2017 at 3:18 pm
                            Remember another guy became PM. Globalist TRICK. do not fall into this trap.
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                            1. pravin modi
                              Nov 8, 2017 at 3:17 pm
                              He is a dignified and distinguished economist and the wisdom dictates he continues his status.
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                                Sadasivan
                                Nov 8, 2017 at 3:06 pm
                                AAP falling to the Globalist Elites' TRICKs..This is dangerous. MM Singh One[original] UUrjit PPtel M M Sigh 2 Foreigner Now Indian thanks to original M M Singh Raja n thnx to AAP M M Singh 3
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                                  Vaada de
                                  Nov 8, 2017 at 2:53 pm
                                  Whether it happens or not, the approach to offer MP seats to experts is really good. That's how every party should have thought about it.
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                                    jegan
                                    Nov 8, 2017 at 2:14 pm
                                    Public don't want to worry if these people are getting elected to the parliament. We will be in safer hands.
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                                      sasdasd
                                      Nov 8, 2017 at 1:54 pm
                                      Ha what a joke, AAP, congi, SP,JDU, TMC, NCP are always a part of Anti-National activity. Rajan could not manipulate our economy on the behest of his US masters. Now this traitor khujli wants to bring this moron to India.
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                                        Poda De
                                        Nov 8, 2017 at 1:31 pm
                                        Ragurama - What a Disgrace and what a Downfall for you to go to topiwala the KejariBrawl for Rajyasabha nomination ! Shame, Shame !
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                                        1. RAMESH Iyer
                                          Nov 8, 2017 at 1:23 pm
                                          cloumbian university stooge wants to become our MP and anotehr CIA stooge AK helps.
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                                          1. Balasubramanian Vedagiri
                                            Nov 8, 2017 at 1:19 pm
                                            Runner up everywhere RR3
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