Lucknow: Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister
Mayawati and actor-turned-politician Jaya Bachchan are among
ten candidates who were on Thursday declared elected unopposed for
Rajya Sabha from the state.
Ten seats of the upper house had fallen vacant this
month, the election for which was scheduled on March 30.
Today was the last day for withdrawal of nominations.
Only 10 nominations were filed for as many seats and nobody
withdrew the nomination. In such a situation, there was no
need of polling, hence the Election Commission announced the
results today itself.
In the 403-member UP Assembly, SP has 224 members, BSP
80, BJP 47 and Congress-RLD 37.
Those who won on SP ticket are Bachchan, Kiranmay Nanda,
Darshan Singh Yadav, Naresh Agarwal, Brij Bhushan Tiwari and
Munawwar Saleem. The two BSP candidates elected are Mayawati
and Munkaad Ali. BJP nominee Vinay Katiyar and Congress-RLD
candidate Rasheed Masood were also declared elected.