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Posted at: Apr 26, 2019, 7:59 AM; last updated: Apr 26, 2019, 10:19 AM (IST)

Wants Rajya Sabha seat for Tandon

Asks spouse, Hry CM to take up matter
Wants Rajya Sabha seat for Tandon
Sanjay Tandon. File photo

Sandeep Rana

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 25

MP Kirron Kher today requested Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and her husband Anupam Kher to take up the matter of giving a Rajya Sabha seat to city BJP president Sanjay Tandon.  

Kher stated this while filing her nomination papers at the office of the Deputy Commissioner-cum-returning officer in Sector 17 today. While the Deputy Commissioner was checking her papers, she told the Haryana Chief Minister that Tandon “has to be taken to the Rajya Sabha”.

On this, Khattar said, “The two have a brother-sister bond.” The MP also asked her better half to raise the issue. “You also have to take up the matter,” she reminded the Bollywood actor, who is believed to have good relations with the top BJP leadership in Delhi.

The actor, who returned from the USA a few days ago, is also said to have played a major role in getting the ticket for his wife. However, he has denied this, saying that the party had considered her work in the allotment of the ticket.

There was talk of Tandon being considered for a Rajya Sabha seat from Haryana. Kher’s remarks have added credence to it. Sources said this was an option, but as of now it only seemed to be a “lollipop”, often given to disgruntled politicians.

Asked about the move, Kher told Chandigarh Tribune, “It was a personal conversation between the four of us.” She said she had talked on this matter with the party earlier also. Tandon refused to comment on the issue.

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