BJP might contest 3rd Rajya Sabha seat in Assam


Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday indicated that the BJP-led coalition in Assam might project a candidate for the third Rajya Sabha Seat. Sonowal on Wednesday accompanied alliance partner BPF’s candidate Biswajit Daimary to file nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha election along with senior BJP leader and Assam Finance Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma and AGP President Atul Bora.

Speaking to the media Sonowal said, “Our candidate Biswajit Daimary has filed the nomination paper for the Rajya Sabha seat today. We have full faith that we are going to win and that is for sure. From our side this is the first nomination paper that we have filed and in the coming days we will file for the other seat, too”.

CM Sonowal also added, “About the third seat our party will discuss and plan properly and will let you know in time.”

The last date for filing of nomination papers for Rajya Sabha election is March 13. The election will be held from 9 AM to 4 PM on March 26. The scrutiny of nomination papers is on March 16, and the last date of withdrawal of nomination papers is March 18.