The BJP on Monday nominated former Lok Sabha MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa for one of the two Rajya Sabha seats from Assam. BJP’s legislative party meet decided his name in Guwahati last evening.
Tasa has been working for tea garden workers and was elected to the Lok Sabha in 2014 from the Jorhat seat.
The Election Commission has announced elections on June 7 to fill the impending vacancies to two seats from Assam in the Upper House of the Parliament.
On the other seat, BJP’s ally Asom Gana Parishad will field former Union minister Birendra Prasad Baishya.
Today is the last date of filing nomination papers.
The two Rajya Sabha seats currently held by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress legislator Santius Kujur will fall vacant on June 14.
Dr Singh has been representing Assam since 1991 in the Upper House.