Assam: All three Rajya Sabha candidates to win uncontested


GUWAHATI: As the deadline for filing nomination papers for Rajya Sabha elections in Assam ended at 3 PM today, it has been confirmed that all the three candidates who filed nominations will go to the upper house of the parliament.

While Bhubaneswar Kalita and Biswajit Daimary filed nomination papers from BJP, AGP and BPF coalition, senior journalist Ajit Kumar Bhuyan filed nomination as a common candidate of Congress and AIUDF.

It was speculated that journalist Atanu Bhuyan would contest for the third seat but he did not turn up for filing nomination papers. Therefore, all the three candidates are likely to taste victory in the elections.

The elections for the three Rajya Sabha seats will take place on March 26.

Meanwhile, Congress-AIUDF candidate Ajit Kumar Bhuyan said, “I have already said that my victory is confirmed. Only the formalities have remained. I have taken Rajya Sabha elections as a part of anti-CAA movement.”