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Somnath Chatterjee to enter Rajya Sabha?

May 30, 2009 19:18 IST

Somnath Chatterjee is likely to be nominated to Rajya Sabha under the President of India's nomination status.

Speculation in New Delhi is ripe that the nomination of Somnath Chatterjee might come by mid-June.

With Somnath Chatterjee demitting office after five years once President Pratibha Patil appoints the senior-most Lok Sabha member Manikrao Gavit as Protem Speaker, Somanth has to quietly leave his chambers.

Seventy five-year-old Gavit, who belongs to the Congress party, will perform the duties of the Speaker till the election of a new Speaker on June three.

A Correspondent in Delhi