New Delhi: Speculation is rife in the saffron corridor that the BJP is planning to nominate dissident AAP leader Kumar Vishwas to Rajya Sabha.
With the terms of cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and actress Rekha ending in April this year, there are two vacancies. If nominated by the BJP, Mr Vishwas is expected to play a leading role in publicising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s achievements during the 2019 general elections, in verse.
A BJP source said that the party leadership is considering Mr Vishwas, a poet of repute, for Rajya Sabha as a nominated member from the field of literature. “If everything works out, Mr Vishwas’ name, which is under serious consideration, will be forwarded to President Ram Nath Kovind in July to nominate him to Rajya Sabha.”
The party leader added that the decision to join the BJP after getting nominated to Rajya Sabha would be left to Mr Vishwas. As for the BJP, the unique selling point of Mr Vishwas, a poet-politician, “is his huge fan following among the youth in the Hindi-speaking belt.” He is expected to “pen Modiji’s achievements in lyrics and poetry,” the leader said.