TMC nominates ex-Goa CM Luizinho Faleiro to Rajya Sabha


Guwahati: Former chief minister of Goa and newly appointed national vice-president of the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) Luizinho Faleiro was nominated to the Rajya Sabha by the party on Saturday.

Announcing the decision, the Mamata Banerjee-led party wrote on Twitter: “We are extremely pleased to nominate @luizinhofaleiro to the Upper House of the Parliament. We are confident that his efforts towards serving the nation shall be appreciated widely by our people!”

Faleiro had quit the Congress and also resigned as an MLA on September 29 before joining the TMC.

Recently, tennis veteran Leander Paes, too, joined the Trinamool Congress, saying that that he wanted to create a difference in society by thwarting all attempts to divide it on religious and racial lines.