Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Kamakhya Prasad Tasa who has been named for the Rajya Sabha polls has filed nomination papers today. On the other hand, alliance party of BJP, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has fielded former union minister Birendra Prasad Baishya.
Both the candidates Tasa and Baishya have filed their nomination today as it is the last day to file the nomination.
BJP has named Kamakhya Prasad Tasa as its candidate for the Rajya Sabha elections from Assam which has been decided by the BJP’s legislative party meet.
Tasa has been working for tea garden workers and was elected to the Lok Sabha in 2014 from the Jorhat seat.
Meanwhile, it has been reported that the two Rajya Sabha seats which is currently held by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress Leader Santiuse Kujur will fall vacant on June 14.
Former PM Singh has been representing Assam since 1991 in the Upper House.
The two candidates of Rajya Sabha have filed their nomination in the presence of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and NEDA Convener Himanta Biswa Sarma.