BJP picks Sonowal, Murugan as candidates for Rajya Sabha bye-elections

The BJP on Saturday nominated Union Ministers Sarbananda Sonowal and L Murugan for the Rajya Sabha bye-elections, from Assam and Madhya Pradesh, respectively. Both the ministers were inducted into the Union Council of Ministers by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his July 7 Cabinet expansion. The Election…

DMK fields two Rajya Sabha candidates, keeps Congress waiting

The DMK on Tuesday announced the party’s two candidates for the forthcoming Rajya Sabha bye-elections to fill the two vacant seats from Tamil Nadu contrary to expectation in some Congress quarters that the regional party may give one seat to ally Congress. Sources in the Congress said the DMK had agreed to consider…