Assam: Bhubaneswar Kalita, Biswajit Daimary, Ajit Bhuyan elected to Rajya sabha unopposed


GUWAHATI: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Bhubaneswar Kalita, Biswajit Daimary from the alliance of BJP and its two ally parties –Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and Bodoland People’s Front (BPF), and consensus candidate of Congress and All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) Ajit Kumar Bhuyan have been elected to Rajya Sabha from Assam unopposed as the deadline for withdrawal of nomination ended today.

The trio has been elected unopposed as no one of them had contenders for the three seats of Rajya Sabha from Assam. The nomination papers filed by Bhubaneswar Kalita, Biswajit Daimary and Ajit Kumar Bhuyan were found valid during the scrutiny on March 16.

The elections for three Rajya Sabha seats are  scheduled to be held on March 26.

Out of the three seats, two seats went vacant after Bhubaneswar Kalita and Sanjay Singh of the Congress joined the BJP and quit their Rajya Sabha seats. The third vacancy was caused since Biswajit Daimary of the Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) had completed his term.