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Ajay Maken Files Objection Against AAP's Rajya Sabha Nominee ND Gupta For Holding Office Of Profit

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| January 6 , 2018 , 15:55 IST

Ever since Delhi's ruling party has announced its three candidates for representing the state in Rajya Sabha, Congress has been looking for loopholes to get the candidates rejected. After attacking Sushil Gupta for his ambitions, Delhi's Congress Chief Ajay Maken has now filed an objection against ND Gupta.

Maken has demanded the rejection of Gupta's Rajya Sabha nomination as he still holds the office of profit as a trustee of the National Pension System. Calling him a BJP, Modi & GST supporter, the Congress leader alleged that AAP's nominee was still holding the office "as on Date-Inelligible to contest."

Posting the letter filed by Maken to the Returning Officer for Biennial elections to the Council of Delhi-NCT pertaining to Rajya Sabha elections slated to be held on January 16, he tweeted, "Congress has filed objection at scrutiny of AAP Rajya Sabha candidate N.D. Gupta."

He further added, "ND Gupta, a BJP, Modi & GST supporter was appointed as a Trustee of Govt owned 1.75 Lakh crore National Pension Scheme Trust! He still holds this office of Profit as on Date-Inelligible to contest!"

His official letter clearly seeking the rejection of ND Gupta's nomination read, "That with respect of the said nominations filed, the nomination of Narayan Dass Gupta is liable to be rejected under Section 36 of the Representation of People Act, 1951 read with Article 102 of the Constitution of India for holding an office of profit."

Maken claims that Gupta is still entitled to remuneration, emoluments, perks and other facilities for being the member of the office of the Trustee of the NPS "which N.D. Gupta holds, is an office of profit which virtually discharges the functions of the government itself."