BJP names Union ministers Sonowal, Murugan as its candidates for Rajya Sabha bypolls

Union Minister of AYUSH and Shipping, Ports & Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal has been named as the BJP’s candidate for the Rajya Sabha bypoll in Assam. File   | Photo Credit: PTI

The BJP on Saturday named Union ministers Sarbananda Sonowal and L. Murugan as its candidates for the Rajya Sabha bypolls in Assam and Madhya Pradesh respectively, according to a party statement.

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Both leaders were recently inducted into his Council of Ministers by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, necessitating their elections to Parliament in six months.

Their election to the Rajya Sabha is all but certain as the BJP has a majority in the both state assemblies.

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In Assam, a Rajya Sabha seat fell vacant after Biswajit Daimary resigned to become the assembly speaker.

In Madhya Pradesh, the vacancy emerged after the then Union minister Thaawarchand Gehlot resigned following his appointment as Karnataka governor.

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