BJP declares Sarbananda Sonowal as a candidate for Rajya Sabha seat

BJP declares Sarbananda Sonowal as a candidate for Rajya Sabha seat

The CEC (Central Election Committee) of the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party), on Friday

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GUWAHATI: The CEC (Central Election Committee) of the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party), on Friday, declared the name of Union Minister and former Chief Minister of Assam -- Sarbananda Sonowal as the party's candidate from Assam in the forthcoming bypolls to the RS (Rajya Sabha). The by-election is slated for October 4.

The election to this seat was necessitated following the resignation of sitting Member of Parliament (RS) Biswajit Daimari who is presently the Speaker of ALA (Assam Legislative Assembly).

On September 9, the ECI (Election Commission of India) had declared this date for the polls to six vacant RS seats across five States. Besides Assam, the elections will be held for two seats in Tamil Nadu; and one seat each in West Bengal, Maharashtra, MP, Puducherry.

The last date to file nominations is September 22 while the date for withdrawal of nomination papers is September 27.

Meanwhile, BJP State president Bhabesh Kalita and senior party leader advocate Santanu Bharali collected the nomination papers on behalf of Sarbananda Sonowal.

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