Trinamool Names Ex-GoaChief Minister Luizinho Faleiro For Rajya Sabha2Photo© oneindia.com

Trinamool Names Ex-GoaChief Minister Luizinho Faleiro For Rajya Sabha

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The Trinamool Congress (TMC) nominated the party's newly-appointed national vice-president Luizinho Faleiro as its candidate for the upcoming bypoll to a Rajya Sabha seat from West Bengal.

Faleiro, the former chief minister of Goa, had quit the Congress and joined the TMC in September.

Taking to Twitter, the TMC said, "We are extremely pleased to nominate @luizinhofaleiro to the Upper House of the Parliament. We are confident that his efforts towards serving the nation shall be appreciated widely by our people! (sic)"

After the TMC announced his nomination, Falerio thanked the party and tweeted: "I am thankful to all my fellow @AITC4Goa party members and @MamataOfficial for nominating me to the Rajya Sabha! I am grateful for the opportunity to represent Goans at the national level and pledge to make Goans heard. #GoenchiNaviSakal."