Arunachal Pradesh: Nabam Rebia become first BJP leader to win Rajya Sabha seat

June 12, 2020: Nabam Rebia, becomes the first BJP candidate to win Rajya Sabha elections representing Arunachal Pradesh being the lone contender for the seat.

After being selected as the BJP candidate by the party’s Central Election Committee, he filed his nomination on Monday and after Scrutiny his nomination was declared to be valid on Wednesday.

Being the only leader to have filed nomination for the seat, he was elected unopposed as the Rajya Sabha MP from the North East state on Friday.

Rebia had previously represented Arunachal in the Rajya Sabha for two consecutive terms from 1996 to 2002 and 2002 to 2006 as a member of the Congress Party. He also served as Speaker of the Arunachal State Assembly during the Nabam Tuki led Congress government and a cabinet minister in Pema Khandu led BJP government.

Chief Minister Pema Khandu took to Twitter to congratulate Nabam Rebia for winning the Rajya Sabha seat on Friday

Arunachal for the first time in history will have all its Member of Parliament from @BJP4India party – two Lok Sabha, and one Rajya Sabha. I congratulate Shri Nabam Rebia Ji on being elected unopposed today as Rajya Sabha MP from Arunachal. @narendramodi” he tweeted.

Mukut Mithi is the current Rajya Sabha MP from the state. A Congressman, his tenure will end on June 23.