BJP Manipur Pradesh president Kshetrimyum Bhabananda and Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee vice president Elangbam Dwijamani have today filed their nominations for ensuing Rajya Sabha by-election to be held on May 25.
The lone seat at the Rajya Sabha for Manipur has been vacant since February 28 as MP Haji Abdul Salam passed away before his tenure. His tenure ends on April 9, 2020.
The nominations were tabled at the state assembly secretariat, for which the scrutiny will be held tomorrow.
The MP is to be selected by the 60 members of the state assembly. Congress has reduced its members in the house 22 after six of them have joined BJP. The present BJP led government is supported by LJP, Trinamool Congress, NPP and NPF has strength of 38 allied members.
Yesterday LJP has announced to support BJP in the by-election.
Thoubal District MP Candidature Demand Committee had earlier demanded to select a member form eight assembly segments which constitutes in the outer Manipur assembly constituency. As the outer Manipur AC is reserved for schedule tribe people are not allowed to contest in the Lok Sabha election except to cast vote.
Bhavananda is from Sagolband assembly constituency and Dwijamani is from Hiyanglam constituency. Bothe the constituencies are in the inner Manipur assembly constituency.