Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal files nomination for Assam Rajya Sabha bypolls

The Rajya Sabha bypolls in Assam is scheduled to be held on October 4.

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Union Ports, Shipping and Waterways Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday filed his nomination for the upcoming Rajya Sabha bypolls in Assam.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nominated Sonowal as its candidate for the Rajya Sabha by-elections in Assam scheduled to be held on October 4.

The Union minister was accompanied by Chief Minister M Himanta Biswa Sarma, state BJP president Bhabesh Kalita, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) president Atul Bora and Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) chief executive member Pramod Boro, among others.

"Submitted my nomination for the Rajya Sabha polls, at Assam Legislative Assembly," Sonowal tweeted.

The former Assam CM also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP National President JP Nadda for the opportunity to represent the state in Parliament.

"I thank PM Shri @narendramodi ji, HM Shri @AmitShah ji & @BJP4India National President Shri @JPNadda  ji for once again giving me the chance to represent Assam in the Parliament & contribute in Nation's development. I will strive my hardest to fulfill aspirations of the people," Sonowal said in another tweet.

Sonowal, who currently represents the Majuli assembly constituency, is a unanimous candidate of the BJP, AGP and UPPL. He was inducted into the Union Council of Ministers by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in July, 2021.

The Rajya Sabha seat was vacated by Biswajit Daimary who resigned following his appointment as the Assam Legislative Assembly Speaker. 

First Published:Sept. 21, 2021, 4:27 p.m.

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