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P Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal Amongst 41 Elected Unopposed To Rajya Sabha

Of the 41 winners, 14 are from the BJP.

New Delhi:

P Chidambaram and Rajeev Shukla of the Congress, BJP’s Sumitra Valmiki and Kavita Patidar, former Congress chief Kapil Sibal, RJD’s Misa Bharti and Jayant Chaudhary of the RLD had been among the many 41 winners declared elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha on Friday.

All of the 11 candidates in Uttar Pradesh, six in Tamil Nadu, 5 in Bihar, 4 in Andhra Pradesh, three every in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha, two every in Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Telangana and Jharkhand and one candidate in Uttarakhand gained with no contest.

Of the 41 winners, 14 are from the BJP, 4 every from Congress and YSR Congress; three every from DMK and BJD; two every from AAP, RJD, TRS, AIADMK, one every from JMM, JDU, SP and RLD in addition to Impartial Sibal.

Elections had been scheduled to be held on June 10 to fill 57 Rajya Sabha seats from 15 states that will likely be falling vacant as a result of retirement of members on completely different dates between June and August. Friday was the final date for withdrawal of candidature.

On June 10, elections will now be held for six seats in Maharashtra, 4 every in Rajasthan and Karnataka and two in Haryana. Outcomes will likely be declared the identical day.

Of the 11 candidates declared elected in Uttar Pradesh, eight are from BJP, one every from AAP, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, Samajwadi Celebration and RLD (Rashtriya Lok Dal), together with impartial Sibal.

The winners from the state are Jayant Chaudhary (RLD), Javed Ali Khan (SP), Darshana Singh, Babu Ram Nishad, Mithilesh Kumar, Radha Mohan Dal Agarwal, Okay Laxman, Laxmikant Bajpai, Surendra Singh Nagar, Sangeeta Yadav (all BJP).

The winners from Tamil Nadu are the ruling DMK’s S Kalyanasundaram, R Girirajan and KRN Rajesh Kumar, AIADMK’s C Ve Shanmugam and R Dharmar and Congress’s Chidambaram.

Within the Higher Home, the DMK’s present power of 10 would proceed to unaltered and AIADMK illustration is about to slip to 4 MPs from 5 members. With Chidambaram’s election, the Congress social gathering would have a member from Tamil Nadu within the Rajya Sabha after a protracted hole. In 2016, Chidambaram was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra and his time period ends on July 4.

All 5 candidates from Bihar had been elected unopposed – Misa Bharti and Faiyaz Ahmed (RJD), Satish Chandra Dubey and Shambhu Sharan Patel (BJP), and Kheeru Mahto (JDU).

Bharti, the eldest daughter of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, and Dubey shall be having fun with their second consecutive phrases.

V Vijayasai Reddy, Beeda Masthan Rao, R Krishnaiah and S Niranjan Reddy of the ruling YSR Congress had been additionally elected unopposed from Andhra Pradesh. With this win, the power of the YSRC has now elevated to 9 in Rajya Sabha, out of 11 from the state, with the TDP and the BJP having one member every.

Vijayasai has been re-elected for the second consecutive time period.

AAP candidates — famous environmentalist Balbir Singh Seechewal and entrepreneur-social activist Vikramjit Singh Sahney — had been declared winners in Punjab.

The phrases of Rajya Sabha members from Punjab Ambika Soni (Congress) and Balwinder Singh Bhunder (Shiromani Akali Dal) are because of expire on July 4.

In March, the AAP had nominated former cricketer Harbhajan Singh, AAP chief Raghav Chadha, Pretty Skilled College founder Ashok Mittal, former IIT Delhi college Sandeep Pathak and industrialist Sanjeev Arora for Rajya Sabha. All of them had been elected unopposed from Punjab.

In Chhattisgarh, each the nominees of the ruling Congress – Shukla and Ranjeet Ranjan – had been elected unopposed. The Opposition BJP didn’t area its candidate in view of its low power within the state meeting.

Of the 5 Rajya Sabha members from Chhattisgarh, the phrases of two – Chhaya Verma (Congress) and Ramvichar Netam (BJP) – are set to run out subsequent month.

The opposite three Rajya Sabha members from the state are KTS Tulsi and Phulodevi Netam of the Congress and Saroj Pandey of the BJP.

JMM’s Mahua Maji and BJP’s Aditya Sahu had been declared elected unopposed from Jharkhand.

BJP candidate from Uttarakhand, Kalpana Saini, was additionally elected unopposed and can fill the lone seat to the higher home after the time period of Congress’s Pradeep Tamta ends on July 4.

The BJD gained all of the three seats in Odisha and the TRS each the seats in Telangana.

In Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena and the BJP will battle it out for the sixth seat of Rajya Sabha as not one of the seven candidates within the fray – 4 of the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) and three of BJP – withdrew their nomination.

This will likely be for the primary time in additional than twenty years that the state will see election to the Higher Home of the Parliament. The final such election was in 1998, the place the Congress candidate Ram Pradhan had misplaced regardless of the social gathering having sufficient numbers in its favour.

Six candidates are within the fray for the polls to 4 seats from Karnataka. Regardless of not having an ample variety of votes to win the fourth seat, BJP, Congress and JD(S) have fielded candidates for the seat, forcing an election.

In the meantime, eager contests for the 4 seats in Rajasthan and two in Haryana are on the playing cards as not one of the candidates withdrew their candidatures on the final day.

The Congress is anticipating three seats in Rajasthan and the BJP is certainly one of its personal and is supporting an impartial and media baron Subhash Chandra for the fourth seat.

In Haryana, Congress has fielded Ajay Maken for one seat and the BJP has fielded one candidate and is supporting one other impartial candidate and media baron Kartikeya Sharma for the second seat.

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