BJP names former BPF member its Rajya Sabha candidate from Assam

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New Delhi, Feb 15 (PTI) The BJP on Monday named Biswajit Daimary, who had joined it after quitting his Rajya Sabha seat as a Bodoland People's Front MP, as its candidate for the by-election to the Upper House from Assam. Daimary has been thrice elected to the House since 2008 and had quit soon after his re-election in 2020 as strains emerged in the BJP-BPF ties, and he preferred to join the saffron party. The election had been necessitated due to his resignation. His win is near certain as the BJP enjoys a majority in the state assembly. The BJP also named N Ramchander Rao and Gujjula Premender Reddy its candidates for MLC elections from two graduates' constituencies in Telangana. PTI KR DV DV