Guwahati: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday announced Biswajit Daimary as the party’s candidate for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections.
Daimary on Thursday collected the nomination papers for the vacant Rajya Sabha seat from the Returning Officer.
The election will be held to fill up a vacant seat for the Upper House from Assam. However, the seat was vacated by Daimary himself, who switched from the Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) to the BJP ahead of the polls in the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC).
As per a notification issued, the last date for filing the nomination is February 18 and the scrutiny of the nomination papers will be done on February 19.
The polls will be held on March 1, 2021 from 9 am to 4 pm and the counting of votes will be after 5 pm on the same day.