The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Saturday nominated senior party leader and national vice president Luizinho Faleiro for the Rajya Sabha.
Faleiro is a former Congress leader who joined the TMC only a month ago.
"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!" the TMC tweeted from its official handle.
The former chief minister of Goa, who represented the Navelim seat, had joined the TMC on September 29 in the presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
The nomination of Faleiro assumes significance as it is crucial to the TMC’s plans to extend its footprint in Goa. A political observer said that Falerio was a crucial catch for TMC to set its footprint in a poll-bound state.