Prabhu From Andhra And Chidambaram From Maha Confirmed Berth For RS

[VijayVada,Mumbai]Prabhu From Andhra And Chidambaram From Maha Confirmed Berth For Rajya Sabha
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Y Satyanarayana Chowdary have been elected unanimously to Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh.
Two other candidates T G Venkatesh and V Vijaysai Reddy have also been elected unopposed in the biennial election to the Council of States.
Election Returning Officer and AP Legislature Secretary (in charge) K Satyanarayana Rao formally declared the four nominees elected unopposed as the process for withdrawal ended at 3 PM today.
V Sunanda Reddy, who filed nomination as a dummy candidate on behalf of the YSR Congress, withdrew her papers yesterday, paving the way for the unanimous election of the four main candidates.
Prabhu is a BJP nominee supported by the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP).
Chowdary and Venkatesh are TDP candidates, while Vijaysai is the lone opposition YSRC nominee
BJP’s Goyal And Congress’s Upper Leader Chidambaram are elected to Rajya Sabha from Maha
Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal and senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram were today elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra.
The deadline for withdrawal of nominations ended this afternoon. As none of the six candidates for as many RS seats pulled out, all were elected to the Upper House,
Others elected are
former union minister Praful Patel (NCP),
BJP’s Vinay Sahasrabuddhe and
Vikas Mahatme and
Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut,
who had filed their papers for the biennial elections.
Chidambaram did not contest the 2014 Lok Sabha polls while his son Karti had unsuccessfully fought from his native Sivaganga constituency in Tamil Nadu.
Meanwhile, 10 candidates, including former Maharashtra Chief Minister Narayan Rane, who had filed nomination papers for 10 seats of the Legislative Council, were also elected unopposed as two others withdrew from the fray.
Those who pulled out today were Prasad Lad and Manoj Kotak, both from BJP.