Many elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha

Many candidates across the country were elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha. Fate of the rest of the candidates will be decided on February 7, when the election will take place.

In Madhya Pradesh, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, BJP vice-president Prabhat Jha and senior BJP leader Satya Narayan Jatiya were elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha in the biennial elections on Friday . The announcement was made by Returning Officer and the Assembly’s Principal Secretary Rajkumar Pandey on the last day of withdrawal of nominations.

In Tamil Nadu, six candidates were elected unopposed. They are: T K Rangarajan (CPM), Sasikala Pushpa, Vijila Sathyanath, S Muthukaruppan and A K Selvaraj (AIADMK), and Tiruchi Siva (DMK).

In Rajasthan, former Union minister Vijay Goel, former minister Ram Narain Dudi and Narain Panchariya (all BJP) were declared elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha. Since the trio were the only contestants for as many seats, Returning Officer P K Shastri declared them elected unopposed on Friday.

In Gujarat, four candidates were elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha. They are: Sambhuprasad Tundiya, Chunibhai Gohil and Lalsinh Vadodiya (BJP) and  Madhusudan Mistry (Congress).

In Jharkhand, sitting MP Parimal Nathwani (independent) and Prem Chand Gupta (RJD) were elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha.

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