Raipur: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Saroj Pandey has won the Rajya Sabha election from Chhattisgarh by defeating Congress's Lekhram Sahu on Friday.
"BJP will win in other states as well under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah," Pandey said after her victory.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and BJP leader Raman Singh too lauded the BJP's victories in the Rajya Sabha elections.
While congratulating Pandey and the other winning candidates on their historic victory, Singh said, "Congress has been scattered while the 'BJP stands in unison."
"I want to congratulate Saroj Pandey and the other winning candidates, whose victories subsequently affected Congress overall as their seats got reduced by three while BJP got three more seats, I don't know why Congress is still contesting elections," said Singh.
"Now, who has cast this vote, we don't know," he added.
Meanwhile, BJP Chhattisgarh also took to Twitter to congratulate Pandey.
— BJP Chhattisgarh (@BJP4CGState) March 23, 2018
For the 58 Rajya Sabha seats to be filled, 33 candidates from 10 states were unanimously elected on March 15. Seven Union Ministers, including Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prakash Javadekar, were among them.
Voting for the remaining 25 seats was held today in six states: Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Telangana.