Newmai News Network
Imphal | May 25
Manipur unit of BJP President, Kshetrimayum Bhabananda Singh was elected as Rajya Sabha MP of Manipur by securing 39 votes in today’s bye-election by the elected members of the Legislative Assembly and the MPs.
The seat became vacant after death of the sitting member, Congress’ Haji Abdul Salam.
The bye–election was contested by two candidates namely, Kshetrimayum Bhabananda Singh of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Elangbam Dwijamani Singh of Indian National Congress (INC).
The Congress candidate got 21 votes.
Singh (67) who joined BJP in 1995, graduated with English Honours from Hansraj College, Delhi in 1980. He is also a graduate in LLB from Manipur University and registered Advocate of the Bar Council of India, NE region from 1999.
Since joining BJP, he has served the Party under various capacities and was ultimately elevated as its president in 2016.