Political persons will go to Rajya Sabha this time: Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Sunday said political people will go to Rajya Sabha in the upcoming elections scheduled to be held in March this year.

“The Rajya Sabha elections will have to be considered seriously and names of the candidates declared at the appropriate time. Political people will go to the Rajya Sabha,” said the Chief Minister after returning from New Delhi.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) had announced that Rajya Sabha election will be held on March 23.

As per sources, three Rajya Sabha seats in Odisha are among the total 58 seats which would go to poll on March 23. Elections to these three seats in Odisha have been necessitated as tenure of Dilip Tirkey, AU Singhdeo and AV Swami would get over in April this year.