BJP leaders in the three northeastern states on Monday claimed that their strength along with their allies' membership positions in the assemblies of the three states would facilitate to win their candidates in these states.
The two seats in Assam are currently held by Ripun Bora and Ranee Narah of the Congress, one seat in Tripura by CPI-M's Jharna Das (Baidya) and lone seat in Nagaland by K.G. Kenye of Naga People's Front (NPF).
In Assam, the ruling BJP has nominated Pabitra Margherita as its candidate for one Rajya Sabha seat while its ally United People's Party Liberal (UPPL) has fielded Rwngwra Narzary for the second seat.
In Nagaland, the BJP has put up the party's Mahila Morcha president S. Phangnon Konyak as its candidate. The BJP with 12 MLAs is an ally of Nagaland's United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Government in which NPF with 25 MLAs is a major ally and 21 members Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) is the dominant party of the UDA, which is an all party alliance governing the India's first opposition less state.
The NPF and the NDPP have already announced to support Konyak, who after her election would be the first woman Rajya Sabha member from Nagaland.
In Tripura, BJP candidate Prof. (Dr.) Manik Saha's win is almost certain as the ruling party along with its ally -- Indigenous People's Front of Tripura -- has the strength of 41 in the 60 member house while the opposition CPI-M has 15 MLAs after the death of the party legislator and former assembly Speaker Ramendra Chandra Debnath.