Former BJP MP Ram Sakal, who was under the spotlight for allegedly misbehaving with police officials, has been nominated as one of the members in Rajya Sabha by President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday morning.
Just two month back in July, Ram Sakal’s video went viral on the social media, in which he was witnessed misusing his political status and abusing police officials of Mirzapur district. Ram Sakal was booked under sections of the IPC, including 504 and 353 which charges the convict with assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty.
Ram Sakal has been a three-time Member of Parliament, representing Robertsganj constituency of Uttar Pradesh. Despite many allegations, he is widely respected by his supporters for championing the cause of farmers, labourers and migrants. He is considered to be a ‘masiha’ for the Dalit community in Mirzapur.
Along with Ram Sakal, President Kovind nominated three more members in the Rajya Sabha, including author Rakesh Sinha, sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra and classical dancer Sonal Mansingh have been.
Along with Ram Sakal, author Rakesh Sinha, sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra and classical dancer Sonal Mansingh are the other nominees of Upper House, announced by President Kovind.
The nominees will replace sportsman Sachin Tendulkar, actor Rekha, businesswoman Anu Agha, and former Attorney General of India K Parasaran.