Assam Bypolls : Five newly-elected BJP and its ally UPPL legislators, who had won the Assam byelection held in five assembly segments on October 30, were sworn in as members of the Assam Legislative Assembly on Thursday.
The newly-elected MLAs – Sushanta Borgohain, Rupjyoti Kurmi, Phanidhar Talukdar, Jiron Basumatary and Jolen Daimary–were administered the oath of office by speaker Biswajit Daimary at Assam Assembly premises at Dispur.
BJP and its ally UPPL had won all five seats in the Assam Bypolls.
BJP’s Sushanta Borgohain won the Thowra assembly constituency and BJP candidate Phanidhar Talukdar won the Bhabanipur seat while Rupjyoti Kurmi won the Mariani seat.
BJP’s ally UPPL candidate Jiron Basumatary and Jolen Daimary won the Gossaigaon and Tamulpur respectively.
The bye-elections were necessitated after BPF MLA of Gossaigaon and UPPL MLA of Tamulpur constituency died due to post Covid-19 complications and the MLAs of Thowra, Mariani and Bhabanipur switched to BJP.
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