It will be a big surprise if the former RBI Governor, Dr. Raghuram Rajan, becomes a Rajya Sabha MP from Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
The AAP has reportedly offered Dr.Rajan an MP's seat from Delhi. Also, as per sources quoted by various media reports, and he is considering the Rajya Sabha seat offer
The Arvind Kejriwal led party is entitled to three members in the Upper House whose term will begin in January. Interestingly the former RBI Governor featured on the list of probables for this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics.
De. Rajan, who at 40 was the first non-Western and the youngest to become the chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, shot to fame three years after he predicted a financial crisis at an annual gathering of economists and bankers in the US in 2005.
He was appointed the RBI Governor by the UPA government in 2013 and although he expressed his willingness to continue for a second term, was not offered an extension, by the NDA regime, which most of his predecessors got.
He is currently the Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago.