BJP leader Kamakhya Prasad Tasa and AGP leader and former union minister Birendra Prasad Baishya Tuesday (May 28) filed their nominations for two Rajya Sabha seats from Assam that will fall vacant next month.
Former Jorhat Lok Sabha MP Tasa, whose nomination was announced by the central election committee of the party last evening (May 27), would be the candidate for the first seat with the AGP leader getting the candidature in the second seat.
AGP leader Birendra Prasad Baishya filing his nomination papers.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, NEDA convener and State Finance, Health and PWD Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, AGP president and Agriculture Minister Atul Bora, party working president and Water Resources Minister Keshab Mahanta and other ministers, MLAs of the three parties were present when the teo leaders filed their nomibation papers before the returning officer at the Assam Assembly.
#BREAKING | #AGP leader #BirendraPrasadBaishya, #BJP's @KamakhyaTasa file nomination papers for two Rajya Sabha seats due to fall vacant in June. CM @sarbanandsonwal, NEDA convener @himantabiswa and other leaders present during filing of nominations by the two leaders. pic.twitter.com/ibMQ7KtrTd
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Both Tasa and Baishya are likely to be elected uncontested with the Congress unlikely to announce its candidate for elections to the upper house of parliament. Assam CLP leader Debabrata Saikia said since the Opposition (Congress and AIUDF combined) does not have the numbers, the two seats will in all probability go to the ruling coalition.
Election to the two seats, if required, will be held on June 7.
The two seats will fall vacant with the terms of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Santiuse Kujur coming to an end on June 14.