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PM will file nomination for Assam Rajya Sabha seat on May 15

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Region

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Guwahati, May 14: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh will file his nomination for one of the two vacancies of Rajya Sabha seat from Assam on Wednesday, which will be held on May 30.
Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president and Rajya Sabha MP Bhubaneswar Kalita said that, Dr Manmohan Singh will arrived in Guwahati around 11-25 am on Wednesday and files his nomination.


Assam state government and police have arranged tight security in Guwahati for PM's arrival.
Dr Singh’s term comes to an end on June 14, who has elected to Rajya Sabha from Assam since 1991.
The second seat of Rajya Sabha from Assam is also falling vacant due to end term of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) MP Kumar Deepak Das.
Ruling Congress and allies has occupied 94 seats in the 126 members of Assam legislative assembly.
An AICC member and widow of former Assam Chief Minister late Hiteswar Saikia, Hemo Prava Saikia is front runner of the second seat and her home at Sarumotoria in Guwahati is rented to Prime Minister, who needs to an address in Assam for contest in Rajya Sabha poll.
Apart from Hemo Prava Saikia, the APCC has sent other 11 names including senior Congress leader Abdul Muhib Mazumdar, Dwijen Sarma, Kirip Chaliha, Ranjit Borthakur to congress high command for select the second seat candidate.
 “The second party candidate might be announced on Wednesday and both candidates will file nomination papers,” a top source of APCC said.
In other hand, opposition All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) will field at least one candidate in the Rajya Sabha poll, which strength as 18 MLAs in the state legislative assembly.
AIUDF working president Dr Aditya Langthasa said that, they will hold discussion with other opposition parties of the state to make a strategy against ruling Congress.
 “We have also made a strategy for the Rajya Sabha poll to take an advantage from the dissident group of Congress,” Dr Langthasa said.


 

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