Rajya Sabha By Polls: Sarbananda Sonowal may be nominated from Assam
Guwahati: Majuli MLA and current Union Minister Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal might be BJP’s candidate for the Rajya Sabha seat from Assam.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday has announced Rajya Sabha polls for Assam, West Bengal, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, and Maharashtra will be held on October 4.
Sonowal who was inducted into the Modi cabinet after he made way for Himanta Biswa Sarma to become the chief minister of the state, might be named by the saffron party as the candidate soon.
The by polls have been announced for a Rajya Sabha seat from Assam that is lying vacant after the resignation of Biswajit Daimary.
Daimary who had joined BJP after resigning from Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) is now the speaker in the Assam Assembly.