Guwahati, Feb 23: The Bharatiya Janta Party got a member in the Rajya Sabha from Assam after Biswajit Daimary was elected unopposed to the upper house of parliament on Monday.
According to election officials, Monday was the last day of withdrawal of candidature and as no other candidate filed nominations, Daimary was declared winner of the by-election to one Rajya Sabha seat from Assam.
The seat to the Upper House of Parliament lied vacant after Daimary quit his party — Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) — and resigned from Rajya Sabha in November last year before joining the BJP.
The 49-year-old tribal leader was one of the found leader of the BPF, an ally of the ruling BJP in Assam since 2016.
The BJP after the Bodoland Territorial Council polls in early December last year had forged an alliance with new ally United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) after discarding incumbent partner BPF.