All 5 Rajya Sabha names in Bengal elected unopposed

All 5 Rajya Sabha candidates in West Bengal elected unopposed

A view of the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi. Credit: PTI Photo

Four Trinamool Congress candidates and a CPI(M) nominee for the five Rajya Sabha seats in West Bengal were declared elected unopposed on Wednesday, officials said.

Trinamool Congress candidates Arpita Ghosh, Dinesh Trivedi, Subrata Bakshi and Mausam Noor, and CPI(M)'s Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya, backed by the Congress, were declared elected after the deadline for withdrawal of nomination papers at 3 pm, they said.

After TMC-backed Independent candidate Dinesh Bajaj's nomination was cancelled due to technical reasons on Tuesday, voting scheduled on March 26 was done away with.

Elections were necessitated as the seats were falling vacant next month.