New Delhi, Feb 8: Amid anxious moments among the sitting Lok Sabha members in view of the fast approaching parliamentary elections, vocal BJP lawmaker Nishikant Dubey on Friday sounded confident of getting party ticket and even retaining his seat but apparently some doubts persisted whether he would find a ministerial berth.
Albeit it were lighter moments remarks from him during Private Members' time when he said ''...iska matlab mein mantri nahi banungaa'(that means I will miss the ministership) ''.
The remarks came after his party colleague Bhairon Prasad Mishra in a soft voice said ''It is you who will initiate the debate on the first private member bill in next Lok Sabha also''.
Earlier, initiating the debate on Private member Bill Tourism Promotion Corporation of India Bill, the representative from Godda in Jharkhand said ''it is ironical that it was I who initiated the debate on Private Members Bill in 2014 and today I am doing the same at the fag end of the tenure of the 16th Lok Sabha.''
Mr Mishra, who was sitting behind him, said in the next Lok Sabha it will be Mr Dubey only to debate first on the Private member Bill.
On this Mr Dubey waxed eloquently in a lighter vain, ''So I am not going to become minister in the next government'', drawing peals of laughter from the members present in the House.
Mr Dubey has been winning the Godda parliamentary seat since 2009.
An enthusiastic parliamentarian, Mr Dubey as a member of Public Accounts Committee had taken keen interest in blowing up the controversial Bofors gun deal row in 2017 when the sub-committee of PAC had recommended summoning of the CBI chief to bring out the lapses and dilly-dally strategy adopted by the probe agency.
He, however, missed the membership in PAC for the tenure 2018-19. (UNI)