On Wednesday, BJP has released its first list of Rajya Sabha candidate nominations for the session 2021. BJP Leader Bhubaneswar Kalita has gotten a nomination from Assam. BJP’s Central Working Committee (CWC) has issued an advisory having a list of its first Rajya Sabha nominees.
The advisory states,” BJP’s Central Working Committee has concluded its meeting of deciding Rajya Sabha nominees under its president JP Nadda.”
Bhubaneswar Kalita before joining BJP was a Rajya Sabha member of the Congress.
On August 15, 2019, he submitted his resignation in wake of unruly scenes witnessed in the Upper House over the Kashmir issue. He also resigned from the Congress party a few days later.
“I was asked by the party to issue a whip but this is against the mood of the nation. The party as it is on its way towards destruction and I can’t be a contributor to it,” he said in a letter.
Bhubaneswar Kalita contested the last Lok Sabha elections from Mangaldai constituency but lost to Bharatiya Janata Party’s Dilip Saikia. Born on April 1 in the year 1951 at Rangiya in Kamrup (Rural) district of Assam, Kalita became a member of the Rajya Sabha in 2008 and was re-elected in 2014.