Both the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress have nominated their candidates for the two Rajya Sabha seats in Assam, which will be decided on March 31.
Pabitra Margherita, the BJP's spokesperson, has been nominated for one of the two seats, while Rwngwra Narzary, of the United Peoples Party Liberals (UPPL), has been nominated for the other.
Ripun Bora, a member of Parliament (MP) and former state unit president, has been nominated by the Congress, which has the backing of the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF).
"I am grateful to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and my party's leader Rahul Gandhi for renominating me as the party's Rajya Sabha candidate for Assam. Bora tweeted on Saturday, "I am seeking the blessings of all Congress leaders and party workers."
After Congress MPs Ripun Bora and Ranee Narah's terms expire on April 2, the two Rajya Sabha seats will become vacant.
While Margherita's triumph appears to be a foregone conclusion, Narzary and Bora will have to fight for the second position.