Chandigarh: Dr Subhash Chandra, Chairman, Zee and Essel Group, on Thursday expressed confidence that he would be elected to the Rajya Sabha from Haryana later this month.
Dr Chandra has filed nomination papers as an Independent candidate for the second Rajya Sabha seat falling vacant from Haryana.
Speaking at a press conference, Dr Chandra said he has been assured of support by the BJP for the Rajya Sabha elections due on June 11.
“I am in touch with individual MLAs as well, including from parties like the BSP, the Akali Dal and others. From the Congress, we have sought support as a party,” Dr Chandra stated.
Dr Chandra said one can reach out to and help crores of people by being in Parliament.
“While doing social work, you can help only thousands or lakhs but by being in Parliament, you can help lakhs and crores of people,” he told reporters at the press meet.
Dr Chandra also talked about the Sarthi initiative launched by Zee Media which among other things would help students from the poorest sections of the society claim 20% of the seats reserved for them in private colleges under the Right to Education.
Watch the full video of the press conference here: