According to a party release, the BJP chose Union ministers Sarbananda Sonowal and L Murugan as its candidates for the Rajya Sabha bypolls in Assam and Madhya Pradesh, respectively.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently accepted both leaders into his Council of Ministers, necessitating their election to Parliament in six months.
The BJP holds a majority in both state legislatures, making their election to the Rajya Sabha all but likely. After Biswajit Daimary resigned to become the assembly speaker in Assam, a Rajya Sabha seat became vacant.
In Madhya Pradesh, vacancy emerged after the then Union minister Thaawarchand Gehlot resigned following his appointment as Karnataka Governor.