New Delhi: The Congress stalwarts are running from pillar to post to ensure the support of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in their efforts to get nominated to the Rajya Sabha from New Delhi.

Next year three seats of the Upper House are getting vacate, and keeping the fact in mind several politicians have started hobnobbing to put their candidature.

The former Union Minister and veteran Congress leader Jagdish Tytler is sharing good relation with the CM. He is lobbying hard to get nominated to the Rajya Sabha from Delhi. Tytler is being termed as among the front runners for the Upper House seat.

The Congress high command had nominated Dr Karan Singh, Janardan Dwivedi and Delhi Congress Committee president JP Agarwal for the three seats for the Upper House in 2006. Agarwal had vacated the seat soon after he got elected from the North East Delhi constituency in the last general election 2009.

Later, Congress leader Parvez Hashmi got elected to the Rajya Sabha on the seat vacated by Agarwal.

Given the political stature of Singh and Dwivedi, party high command may have no hesitation to re-nominate them. However, under the changed political scenario, Hashmi may face problem in his re-nomination.

JPN/Bureau