BJP’s K Bhabananda elected to Rajya Sabha from Manipur

RSTV Bureau
File Photo: Kshetrimayum Bhabananda Singh, BJP's Manipur state president has been elected to Rajya Sabha from the state.

File Photo: Kshetrimayum Bhabananda Singh, BJP’s Manipur state president has been elected to Rajya Sabha from the state.

Manipur BJP president Kshetrimayum Bhabananda was elected Rajya Sabha member from the state today after he defeated his rival E Dwijamani of Congress by 18 votes.

Bhabananda secured 39 votes while Dwijamani managed to get 21 votes, said the Returning Officer M Ramani.

Voting for the Rajya Sabha by-poll started today morning at 9 am and concluded at 4 pm.

The bypoll to the lone Rajya Sabha seat was necessitated following the death of earlier member Haji Abdul Salam on February 28 this year.

The present BJP-led government is supported by Lok Janshakti Party, Trinamool Congress, National Peoples Party and Naga Peoples Front in the 60-member assembly.