Union minister Sarbananda Sonowal elected to Rajya Sabha

Union minister Sarbananda Sonowal on September 27 was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Assam uncontested as no other candidate filed nomination papers for the vacant seat.

Sonowal collected the winner’s certificate from the Assam Legislative Assembly secretariat in the presence of Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, state BJP president Bhabesh Kalita and parliamentary affairs minister Pijush Hazarika.

Sonowal had filed nomination papers for the bypolls of the Rajya Sabha seat on September 21.

Congratulating Sarbananda Sonowal, CM Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted: “Hon Union Cabinet Minister Sri @sarbanandsonwal Dangoriya gets elected to the Rajya Sabha uncontested. My heartiest congratulations. I am delighted to have joined him for receiving the Certificate of Election to the Upper House at Assam Legislative Assembly today.”

About Hemanta Kr Nath

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Hemanta Kumar Nath is a Guwahati-based journalist. He had worked with India Blooms News Service (IBNS), Meghalaya Times, Global News Network among others.

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