Guwahati: Trio of Assam Bhubaneswar Kalita, Ajit Kumar Bhuyan and Biswajit Daimary have been elected to the Rajya Sabha uncontested on Wednesday. This was announced officially by Returning Officer Amarendra Narayan Deka.
The three Rajya Sabha MP’s Bhubaneswar Kalita of BJP, BPF’s Biswajit Daimary, and Congress-AIUDF’s supporter Ajit Kumar Bhuyan have collected their credentials from the returning officer. While Kalita and Bhuyan have collected their credentials by self, Biswajit Daimary’s credentials have been collected by his representative.
NDA candidate Bhubaneswar Kalita and senior journalist Ajit Kumar Bhuyan, who is backed by the Congress and AIUDF, filed their nomination papers on Friday last week for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections.
The two candidates filed their papers in the assembly.
Bhuyan, who was at the forefront of the movement against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Assam, was accompanied by former chief minister Tarun Gogoi and AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal to the assembly.
He filed the papers as an Independent candidate.
BPF member Biswajit Daimary, who is the other NDA candidate, filed his nomination papers on Wednesday last week.