Raghuram Rajan not interested in accepting AAP's Rajya Sabha seat offer
New Delhi : Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor has no plans to move out from his academic career and accept Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's offer of membership in Rajya Sabha.
Raghuram Rajan's office issued a short statement on Saturday: "While Professor Rajan is engaged in a variety of educational activities in India, he has no plans to leave his full-time academic job at the University of Chicago."
The statement by his office at the University of Chicago was in response to several media reports that claimed that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is planning to make an offer to Raghuram Rajan for membership in Rajya Sabha.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's party is entitled to three members in the Upper House whose term will begin in January.
AAP leader Ashish Khetan confirmed that Mr Kejriwal's is looking forward to bring Raghuram Rajan in Rajya Sabha under AAP banner.
See the contrast. @narendramodi recently sent @AmitShah to Rajya Sabha. While @ArvindKejriwal wants to send Mr. Raghuram Rajan to the upper house.— Ashish Khetan (@AashishKhetan) November 8, 2017
Last month, global financial magazine Barron's had pitched for Mr Rajan as the next head of the American central bank.