According to reports, Congress party's former Union minister Kapil Sibal has been approached by the Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party to help him in getting the Rajya Sabha seat.
The SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav has reportedly offered to vote for Sibal in the Rajya Sabha polls.
"SP MLAs will vote for Sibal", Mulayam has said.
After SP's generous offer, it is to be seen whether Congress will give ticket to Sibal from Uttar Pradesh or not.
If Congress accepts SP's offer, then there would be no obstacle for Sibal to enter the Upper House of the Parliament.
In 1998 too, Sibal had made an entry into the Rajya Sabha with the support of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.
After getting defeated in New Delhi's Chandni Chowk constituency during this year's Lok Sabha elections, the noted lawyer Sibal has kept himself aloof from politics and spends most of the time in practising law in the Supreme Court.
In the Congress camp, other leaders who are hoping for the Rajya Sabha ticket are Rita Joshi, Ammar Rizvi, Harendra Malik and Nirmal Khatri.