New Delhi: For the first time in the Rajya Sabha, the BJP has crossed the 100 mark in membership. Yes, and BJP has become the first party after 1988 to achieve this feat. Let us tell you that after the recent round of elections for the Upper House of the Parliament held yesterday ie on Thursday, the number of Rajya Sabha MPs of the BJP has now increased to 101. Let us tell you that BJP has made this achievement by winning four out of 13 seats and voting for this was held on Thursday.
Let us tell you that BJP's alliance partner United People's Party Liberal (UPPL) won one Rajya Sabha seat from Assam. In fact, the BJP won four Rajya Sabha seats from the three northeastern states of Assam, Tripura and Nagaland. BJP has also increased the number of its members in the Rajya Sabha from this area. In such a situation, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has tweeted and wrote, 'Assam has expressed its confidence in the Prime Minister by electing two NDA candidates to the Rajya Sabha. BJP's Pabitra Margherita won by 11 votes and UPPL's Ravangavara Narzari won by 9 votes. My congratulations to the winners. With this, let us tell you that with the BJP crossing the 100 mark in the Rajya Sabha, the opposition has been thrown out of the race for the Vice Presidential election to be held in August this year.
On the other hand, voting was held on Thursday for two Rajya Sabha seats in Assam and one seat in Tripura. BJP candidate and their women's wing state president S Phangnon Konyak was elected unopposed to the lone Rajya Sabha seat in Nagaland, making her the first woman from the state to get a seat in the Upper House of Parliament. Let us also tell you that the tenure of Ripun Bora and Rani Nara of Congress in Assam will end on April 2.