Congress spokesman Oscar Fernandes first entered the Lok Sabha in 1980 from the Udipi parliamentary seat.
AICC General Secretary and a veteran leader, Oscar Fernandes has been known as a troubleshooter in the party.
A five-term Lok Sabha MP from Udupi Parliamentary Constituency in Karnatka, Fernandes was nominated to Rajya Sabha by Congress after he lost the 1999 elections.
Fernandes's Rajya Sabha term ended on May 2.
Son of a school teacher, Fernandes, who was the KPCC president for two terms, is popular among partymen.