Senior journalist Sagarika Ghose, wife of Rajdeep Sardesai, has secured a Rajya Sabha ticket from Trinamool Congress.
A vocal critique of the Narendra Modi government, Ghose has been the consulting editor at the Times of India.
She was, along with Sardesai, a founding member of CNN-IBN, now CNN-News18.
Ghose started her career with ToI in 1991.
The biennial Rajya Sabha polls will be held on February 27 for 56 seats.