Former Goa CM Luizinho Faleiro wins Rajya Sabha seat

Former Goa chief minister Luizinho Faleiro was elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from West Bengal on Monday, turning into the primary particular person from Goa to change into a TMC MP. The West Bengal meeting issued a notification declaring Faleiro’s victory. The bypoll was slated to be held on November 29.

The Election Commission had final month introduced bypoll to at least one Rajya Sabha seat in West Bengal following the resignation of TMC MP Arpita Ghosh from the Upper House earlier this yr.

Ghosh had resigned in September and her time period was to finish in April 2026.

The Mamata Banerjee-led celebration has been on a poaching spree in Goa, hoping to develop its turf past West Bengal. In the previous few months, the TMC has inducted unbiased MLA Prasad Gaonkar and former MGP MLA Lavu Mamledar, moreover Faleiro.

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor’s PAC group has camped in Goa as Banerjee is eyeing the 2022 state polls. The TMC has urged organisations and political events to affix forces with it in a bid to unseat the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Goa.