Neeraj Shekhar’s resignation comes a year before his Rajya Sabha term was to end. He had been a Rajya Sabha member from Uttar Pradesh since 2014
On Monday, Neeraj Shekhar left the Samajwadi Party and Parliament. Now, a few hours before, today, this ex Samajwadi encountered with elderly of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, and BJP. As a prelude to his introduction into the saffron group, Neeraj encountered these two strong BJP leaders.
The son of former prime minister Chandra Shekhar, Neeraj Shekhar, also encountered last night with BJP chairman Amit Shah and other top party officials. As Venkaiah Naidu, president of Rajya Sabha, announced his resignation in today’s upper house, an uproar compelled him to postpone the chamber.
The resignation of the 50-year-old politician Uttar Pradesh arrives a year before the end of his tenure in Rajya Sabha. Since 2014, he had been a Uttar Pradesh representative of the Rajya Sabha and was scheduled to resign on November 25, 2020.
Since he’s retired, his position will be freshly selected. In the Rajya Sabha, where the governing National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is in a minority, the BJP, with its vast bulk in Uttar Pradesh, can quickly capture the position and add to its list.
Neeraj Shekhar had challenged and lost in by-polls in 2007 after the suicide of the former prime minister from the traditional Ballia district of his father as a Samajwadi Party candidate. He was re-elected from the electorate in 2009. After his defeat in 2014, he was nominated to the Rajya Sabha by the Samajwadi Party.