Guwahati, Mar 18 : Two ruling BJP-led coalition government's candidates and one joint nominee of the Opposition parties were today declared elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Assam.
With only three nominations filed for as many seats from the state and all found valid upon scrutiny, the three were declared elected by the Returning Officer Amarendra Narayan Deka on the last date for withdrawal of nomination today. Bodoland People's Front's (BPF) nominee Biswajit Daimary retained his seat in the Upper House, being one of the two candidates of the ruling coalition. Bhubaneswar Kalita, a former Congress chief and Rajya Sabha member from the party who had joined BJP last year, was the other candidate for the ruling coalition.
Veteran journalist and prominent anti-CAA leader Ajit Bhuyan secured the third seat as a joint candidate of the Opposition Congress and the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF). (UNI)