All the three candidates from Assam for the Rajya Sabha elections to be held on March 26th, 2020, are on their way to win uncontested. The Election Commission is yet to declare the results as the scrutiny of the nominations will be held on March 16th, 2020 while the last date of withdrawal is March 18th, 2020.
No other nominations were filed against the candidates till March 13th, 2020, last date for filing nominations for the elections.
Bhubaneswar Kalita, the former Congress MP, had filed the nomination from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and senior journalist Ajit Kumar Bhuyan had filed the nomination as a common candidate of the Congress and the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF). On the other hand, ruling BJP’s ally Bodoland Peoples’ Front (BPF) candidate Biswajit Daimary, the sitting MP, had filed the nomination.
The elections for the will be held for three seats in Assam. The term of two Congress MPs – who switched to the BJP – whose term will end on April 9th, 2020, include Bhubaneswar Kalita and Sanjay Singh. Biswajit Daimary will also retire on the same day.
The elections will be held for 55 seats from 17 states. The last date of filing of nominations would be March 13th, 2020 and polling would be on March 26th, 2020, from 9 am to 4 pm.