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BJP nominates Sarbananda Sonowal, L Murugan for RS by-polls

18/09/2021 at 11:54 AM

New Delhi, Sep 18: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday nominated Union Ministers Sarbananda Sonowal and L Murugan for the Rajya Sabha bye-elections, from Assam and Madhya Pradesh, respectively.

Both the ministers were inducted into the Union Council of Ministers during the last Cabinet expansion held on July 7.

The selection of both the BJP leaders to the Rajya Sabha is certain as the party has a majority in both state assemblies.

The Election Commission announced by-polls on October 4 for one seat each in West Bengal, Assam, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, and two in Tamil Nadu.

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