NEW DELHI: BJP's central election committee has announced names for bye-election to state assemblies on Sunday. A total 32 names were announced by the BJP for 13 states.
The names were announced for the impending elections in Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh. BJP working president J.P. Nadda released the names.
The four seats in Assam – Ratabari, Jania, Rangapara and Sonari – fell vacant as the sitting MLAs got elected to Lok Sabha. By-elections to the lone Shella seat in Meghalaya has been necessitated as sitting MLA and former Chief Minister, Donkupar Roy, passed away.
The BJP is fielding Bijay Malakar in Ratabari, Towfiqur Rahman in Jania, Nabanita Handique in Sonari and Rajen Borthakur in Rangapara. The party named Joshua Warjri as its Shella candidate.
The Congress on Saturday had announced the names of its Assam candidates. Keshab Prasad Rajak will contest from Ratabari, Shamsul Haque from Jania, Kartik Kurmi from Rangapara and Sushil Suri from Sonari.
(With IANS inputs)