NEW DELHI: Narendra Jadhav, member of erstwhile National Advisory Council (NAC) headed by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, was today nominated by the Modi government to Rajya Sabha along with BJP leaders Subramanian Swamy and Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Malayalam actor Suresh Gopi, journalist Swapan Dasgupta and boxer Mary Kom were also nominated as the new Rajya Sabha members.
President Pranab Mukherjee nominated the six personalities from different fields to the House of Elders following a recommendation of the Narendra Modi government, a Home Ministry spokesperson said here.
He said a formal notification regarding their nomination to the Upper House would be issued shortly.
The President recommends the names of the nominated members drawn from fields such as literature, science, sports, art and social service on the advice of the government.
62-year-old Jadhav, an economist, was a member of Sonia Gandhi-led NAC during the UPA tenure from 2010 to 2014.