BSP wrests Rajya Sabha seat from SP in UP
Lucknow: BSP leader Naresh Agarwal has been elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from a seat in Uttar Pradesh held by Samajwadi Party.
Agarwal was declared elected by Returning Officer and special secretary to the Vidhan Sabha N K Sinha in the bypoll, Vidhan Sabha sources here said today.
The seat had fallen vacant following the death of SP leader Janeshwar Misra.
Agarwal`s tenure will end on April 2, 2012, the date when Mishra was to have retired.
Agarwal, a former minister in the Mulayam Singh government, had joined BSP after it came to power in the state and had unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha elections from Farrukhabad.
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