Bangalore: The ruling BJP won two Rajya Sabha
seats and the Congress one from Karnataka in the biennial elections held to four seats Thursday.
BJP nominees Basavaraj Patil Sedam, R Ramakrishna and
K Rehaman Khan of Congress were declared elected by Returning
Officer Om Prakash when the deadline for withdrawal of
nomination papers ended today.
Industrialist Rajiv Chandrashekar, who had filed nomination
as an independent candidate, was also elected unopposed.
"The four had filed papers for the Rajya Sabha biennial
elections from Karnataka and their nominations were found in
order. Today was the last day for withdrawal of nominations.
Since only four remained in the fray, they have been declared
elected unopposed", Om Prakash told reporters here.
The nomination of BJP rebel B J Puttaswamy was rejected
yesterday with the candidate attracting "office of profit"
clause as his resignation from the post of Chief Minister`s
Political Secretary had not been accepted on the day of filing
of nominations on March 19.